Otis Reynolds Jr.

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Otis Reynolds of Woodville, Texas completed his earthly journey and moved into eternity with his Heavenly Father on August 8, 2013. Born June 17, 1929 to Bill and Minnie Reynolds, he was 84. He was self-employed, owning and operating a filling station in Woodville for many years. Otis used his business not only to support his family but also to bless the lives of others. Despite being a man of few words, it did not take long for those around him to see his love for Christ as well as others. Through his obedience and faithful service to his Lord and Savior, God was able to touch the lives of many. Additionally, his instruction as well as his actions provided not only a firm foundation for his family but also an example by which to follow. To those whose lives he touched and to his family whom he loved and supported, he will never be forgotten. Otis is preceded in death by his parents, his son Jimmy Wayne Reynolds, brother Billy Reynolds, and sister Minnie Sue Windham. His wife, Barbara Reynolds will forever cherish the 59 years they shared together. Daughters and sons-in-laws, Becky & Steve Gelwicks and Debbie & Jerry Yancey will always treasure the memories of their loving father. Others who will hold his memory close are sister, Jane Bishop; sister-in-law & husband, Caroline Sue Wells & Charlie; eight grandchildren as well as his 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 9 at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. A memorial service remembering his life will be led by Bro. Doug Shaw and Bro. Larry Trest on August 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville, with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Honoring him as pallbearers are James Cowart, Virgil Cooley, Burl Vann, Greg Kirkpatrick, George Carr, and Mike Minter. Honorary Pallbears are Jerry Rains and James Allen Riley.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 9, 2013
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