Dr. John Carl Reynolds Jr., Colonel USAR Retired, born July 7, 1934, in Gadsden, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Athens, Ga.
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Dr. John C. Reynolds Jr. retired University of Georgia Associate Professor and United States Army Reserve Colonel, died peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness.
Dr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents, John Carl and Thelma Reynolds; and brother, Gerald Reynolds.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce Reynolds of Athens Ga.; John Michael Reynolds (Jean) of Lawrenceville, Ga., Jeffrey Andrew Reynolds, Athens, Ga.; grandsons, William Reynolds, James Reynolds, Lawrenceville, Ga., Eric Prince (Jeni) Cumming, Ga.; great-grandsons, Joshua and Brandon Afroozi, Cumming, Ga.; granddaughters, Rebekah Prince, Athens, Ga., Kristin Brasher, (Clay) New York, N.Y.; brothers, Jimmy Reynolds, Gadsden, Bill Reynolds (Charlotte), Hokes Bluff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Athens for 46 years, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Known through his life as Johnny, John, Dr. Reynolds and Colonel Reynolds, Dad and Grandad, John lived a full and vibrant life. He had a deep thirst for knowledge, an avid scholar, leader and teacher throughout his life.
He graduated from Gadsden High School. He was an Eagle Scout and later in life served as a Cubmaster for Pack 76 in Athens, Ga.
In 1957, he received his B.S. in Biology from Jacksonville State University, served the military from 1957-59. US Army Armor Division at Ft. Hood, Texas, from 1960-62. He taught Biology at Phillips High School Birmingham, 1961 M.A. Educational Administration University of Alabama, 1963-64 taught biology at Mt. Brook Jr. High Birmingham, 1964-65 attended the National Science Institute University of Georgia. In 1967, received his doctorate Ed.D. from the University of Alabama, that same year he joined UGA's College of Education faculty, in the Department of Curriculum and Supervision and later the Department of Professional Learning and Teacher Education serving thousands of field interns and student teachers. He also served as Consultant to GACIS until 1997, when he retired from UGA.
John also had a very active career in the U. S. Army Reserve. He retired in March 1987 as Colonel after 30 years of service. He was instructor at Fort Bragg's Army Intelligence School. He was also a part of an evaluation team that tested troop readiness and National Guard, Reserve, and active duty units at approximately 50 bases from Puerto Rico to Washington.
His military honors include: Honor Graduate Command and General Staff, College of the U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth Kansas, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster). Educational achievements: Member of Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Phi Kappa, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, National Science Teachers Association, Reserve Officer Association, Association of Teacher Educators, Georgia Association of Instructional Supervision, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and Member of AAREA.
His publications include textbooks: Trends Influence Curriculum 1974, Trends and Issues Affecting Curriculum 1977, co-author Trends and Issues Affecting Curriculum: Program and Practices 1980, Contemporary Education in a Perspective 1982, and over 35 articles in educational journals and publications. He also authored a Brief History of First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Athens, Ga., the
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Athens First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Baxley, Dr. Frank Granger and Dr. Jon Appleton officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park with full military honors.
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Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Gadsden Times on Feb. 11, 2013
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