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Oct. 25, 1926-Dec. 22, 2009

FARMVILLE -- The Rev. Walter Reynolds, 83, 4483 Friendship Church Road, died Tuesday at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Friendship Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harold Jones and the Rev. Jack Weathersby officiating. Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville.

Rev. Reynolds was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Columbia, N.C.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army from Feb. 21, 1945, to Dec. 21, 1946.

He was ordained to the gospel ministry as an original free will baptist minister July 30, 1949, in the Albemarle Conference.

He graduated from Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn., in May 1951. Rev. Reynolds pastored churches in Tennessee and in North Carolina and served in several capabilities in the North Carolina State Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. He retired Oct. 28, 2001, from the pastorate.

He married Evelyn L. Furlough July 8, 1945, who preceded him in death Oct. 5, 2007.

He is survived by a daughter, Judith Gayle Reeves and husband, Richard of Raleigh; two sons, Samuel Thomas Reynolds of Wake Forest and Charles Stephen Reynolds of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Reynolds and wife, Mary Edith, of Greensboro; six grandchildren, Adam Reeves and wife, Amy, Kacey Reynolds, Christopher Reeves and wife, Cydne, Carey Reynolds, Amanda Reeves and Will Reynolds; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Lynn Reeves.

The family will receive friends at Farmville Funeral Home Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Those desiring to make a memorial may please consider The Rev. Walter and Evelyn Reynolds Endow-ment Fund with the Foreign Mission Board of the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, P.O. Box 39, Ayden, N.C., 28513, The Rev. Walter and Evelyn Reynolds Endowment Fund for Ministerial Scholarships with Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson St., Mount Olive, N.C., 28365, or The Rev. Walter and Evelyn F. Reynolds Endowment Fund for Friendship Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2585 Friendship Church Road, Farmville, N.C., 27828.

Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 24, 2009 1:46 PM