John was a graduate from Ft Recovery High School and member of the Chattanooga United Methodist Church. He had worked for Continental Tech/Tires (formerly Goodyear and Veyance) in St Marys, OH, for 25 years. He also worked for G.E. in Decatur for 17 years. He served as a Sergeant in the 25th Infantry of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict; serving a tour of 13 months from 1969-1970.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cheryl V. Reynolds of Rockford, OH; mother- in-law, Wanda L Gilliland, Rockford, OH; a son, Shawn J. (Linda) Reynolds, Noblesville, IN; a brother, Woodrow (Della) Reynolds of Ft Recovery, OH; 4 sisters, Lorene (Calvin) Huss of Geneva, Dorothy Watkins of Berne, Arlene (Everett) Moore of Ft Recovery, OH and Mary (Paul) Burry of Berne; 3 grandchildren, Anna, Noah and Elijah Reynolds; 3 sisters-in-law, Teresa (Mike) Steinke of Rockford, Karla (Steve) Braun of Decatur and Toni ( Scott) Lautzenheiser of Rockford; numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by two brothers, Nolan and Jesse Reynolds; a sister, Judy Reynolds and his father-in-law Doyle Gilliland.
Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 also at the funeral home, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Rev. Tom Brunstrup will be officiating and burial will take place in the East Bethel Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by American Legion Post #43.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Chattanooga U.M.C.
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