Marion-William H. Reynolds, 71, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
William was born on November 6, 1944 in Evergreen Park to Gordon and Mildred (Lilac) Reynolds. He married Jane Kneezel in Carbondale on October 31, 1969. She survives of Marion.
William served in the U.S. Army. He was past post commander for the American Legion and he served on the Military Ritual Team. William was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1301 and a member of the American Legion Post 147. He enjoyed photography, deer hunting, and turkey hunting, loved the outdoors and lifting weights. William devoted his life to his family and veterans organizations.
Wife-Jane Reynolds of Marion
Daughters-Laurie Emery and Teresa Dixon, both of Marion
Grandchildren-Austin Emery and Patrick Dixon
Sister in law-Janet Reynolds-Smith
Brothers-Gordon and Mary Ann Reynolds Jr. of Crown Point, IN, James Reynolds of Park Forest and Richard and Vicki Reynolds of Lansing, IL
Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; son in laws, Chris Emery and Richard Dixon; brother, Gary Reynolds and nephew Brian Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by the Marion VFW Post 1301 with assistance from the American Legion Post 147 and the National Guard. Visitation will also be on Monday from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Ritual Team and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register please visit bluefuneralhome.com