Dennis Jack Reynolds
1933 – 2015
SHERMAN – Dennis Jack Reynolds, 81, passed from this life early Friday, December 4, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 7th, at Dannel Funeral Home in Sherman. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 8th, in West Hill Cemetery, with family friend Larry Little officiating.
Dennis was born in 1933 in Dallas, TX, the youngest son of Jack and Verona Reynolds. He graduated from Sunset High School in Oak Cliff. He married Avalon Hill in 1952 in Durant, OK, and they made their home in Sherman, TX. Dennis became a master plumber at the age of 18, and opened Reynolds Plumbing in Sherman. Through the years, his career spanned several companies and many large projects throughout Texas and New Mexico. His true passion was always fishing! He was a member of the Texoma Bass Club and won many tournaments through the years.
Preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bill and James, Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Avalon; his children Danny Reynolds and wife Mary Lou, and Gina Stevens and husband Chris, all of Sherman; brother, Ray Reynolds of Fort Worth; the ‘light of his life’ – his 7 grandchildren: Chris Reynolds, Seth Reynolds, Jason Shields, D.J. Shields, Josh Shields, Casey Reynolds and Rikki Shields; and 9 great-grandchildren: Dakota Shields, Sterling Reynolds, Bricelynn Shields, Micah Blunt, Taylor Blunt, Elijah Blunt, Austin Reynolds, Tristan Johnson and Luke Reynolds; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dennis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to all of his family. He was supremely loved and will be sorely missed.
A very special, heartfelt thanks to Sandy Curry, caregiver for the last 2 years. There are no words to express our family’s appreciation for the love, care and dedication you have given our parents. You are, and always will be, a part of our family, and another daughter to them.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home. Online condolences may be registered at http://www.dannelfuneralhome.com.
I’m gone fishin’! That’s where I’ll be. So don’t worry or be missin’ me. I’m going to be alright, here in this big lake in the sky. It’s not the end, I’ll see you again… And we’ll go fishin’!
Published in The Herald Democrat on Dec. 6, 2015
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