Larry Reynolds, 57, Herrin, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008.
He was born Aug. 4, 1950, in Mt. Vernon, to Wayne and Faye (Davis) Reynolds.
Larry was a member and deacon at Herrin First Baptist Church. He also sang in
the choir, played in the praise band, presented children's sermons, refereed
Upward Soccer, and served in any other way needed. After graduating Mt. Vernon
Township High , School in 1969, Larry studied piano tuning at Western Iowa Tech.
He was employed as the Piano Technician at Southern Illinois University School
of Music. He also had tuned pianos for churches, schools, and homes for the past
38 years. He loved to play bluegrass music with his banjo, but was also an
accomplished musician on many other instruments.
Larry was united in marriage to Judy Dale on Aug. 29, 1970 in Mt. Vernon.
Larry is survived by loving wife, Judy Reynolds of Herrin; one son, Paul Reynolds
and wife, Stephanie of Herrin; one daughter, Julie Patrick and husband Ryan, of Energy;
four very special grandchildren Graham, Ella, and Ethan Reynolds of Herrin and
Rylie Patrick of Energy; four brothers, William L. Reynolds and wife, Jeanne of
Mt. Vernon, Bob Reynolds of Mt. Vernon, John Reynolds and wife, Peggy of Florissant, Mo.,
and Dan Reynolds of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Kathleen Taylor and husband, Gary of
Fairfield, and Patsy Reynolds of St. Louis; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bruce
and Candy Dale of Abilen, Kan., brother-in-law and sister-in-law Steven and Janice
Kretzer of Denison, Texas. He also leaves many nIeces, nephews, and special friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Byford and
Lucille Dale; and one son, Eric Dale Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at Meredith- Waddell Funeral
Home, Herrin. Pastor Don Grammer will officiate. Interment will follow the funeral
service and will be in Herrin City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Herrin First Baptist Church Property Fund or Upward
Soccer Program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Saturday - Sunday May 31 - June 1, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford