The Duncan Banner


January 7, 2014

Jerald Wesley Reynolds

April 30, 1931 — Jan. 6, 2014

MARLOW — Jerald Wesley Reynolds, 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Marlow.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home with Rev. Lynn Parkhurst officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Wesley was born Thursday, April 30, 1931, in Holly, Colo. to Israel and Lola Marie (Cope) Reynolds. Wesley grew up and attended school in Holly, Colo. and lived most of his adult life in Marlow.

He was a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Korean War and received the combat infantry badge. Wesley married Lou Wanda Riley on Nov. 3, 1956, in Duncan. He worked as a truck driver for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, retiring after almost 30 years of service.

Wesley was proud of his military service and was a lifetime member of the VFW in Marlow. His involvement in the VFW included putting out flags on holidays, marching in the Marlow parades and folding flags at veteran’s funeral services. Wesley enjoyed gardening and working on his car. He was a member of the Fifth Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Lou Wanda Reynolds of the home; two sons, Israel Wesley Reynolds and wife Mary of Brownwood, Texas, Gerry Lester Reynolds and wife Sharon of Hastings; four grandchildren, Michael Reynolds, Jessica Marie Billings, Jarod James Reynolds, Eric Hough; four great-grandchildren, Mistin LaShae Reynolds, Alexis Billings, Alison Billings, Jess Allen Hough; two brothers, Morris Reynolds of Hemerson, Ore., Jim Reynolds of Germany; sister, Idella Hill of Sacramento, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jerald Bruce Reynolds; four brothers, Raymond, Walter, Leonard, Robert; two sisters, Clara Allen, Alice Barnes.

Pallbearers will be Tony Carter, James Carter, Damon Beasley, Bart Riley, Gene Brooks, Bobby Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW in Marlow.

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