DENISON – On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, James Weldon Reynolds, fondly known as "JW", went to his permanent home with Jesus. JW had enjoyed 85 years of life with his many friends and family.|
JW was born Tuesday, February 7, 1928 in Kemp, Okla. to Colbert and Zelma (Fleming) Reynolds. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married his bride of 67 years, Lora Faye Blankenship on April 24, 1946 in Sherman. JW was member of the Morton Street Church of Christ, a 32nd degree Freemason, and a proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.
"Poppa" enjoyed tending to his cattle, and honky tonkin' around the states seeing some of country music's greatest "stars," just to spin his sweetheart around the dance floor. Weldon loved to travel with his children and grandchildren. He liked taking his RV's on trips but his favorite hobby was trying his luck at craps at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
JW is survived by his wife, Faye Reynolds of Denison; son, Jimmy Reynolds of Sherman; daughter, Linda Sinor and husband Sammy of Denison; grandchildren, Ashley Reynolds Nolan and husband Jimmy, and Jeremy Reynolds, both of Austin; Shawna Baio and husband Tony of Wichita Falls, Tina Rowland and husband Ronnie of McKinney; and three great-grandchildren Taylor Rowland, Ronnie Thorne Rowland, both of McKinney, and Mitchaletti Baio of Wichita Falls.
James Weldon is preceded in death by his parents.
Pall bearers will be Jeremy Reynolds, Ronnie Thorne Rowland, Mitcheletti Baio, Tony Baio, Jimmy Nolan, Ronnie Rowland, and Kyle Stubbs.
The family finds comfort in knowing that God's truth and love never changes, is never shaken, and will never fail. Please join us for family visitation at 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 18 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel in Denison, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 19 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerry Spradling officiating.
Burial will follow at Kemp Cemetery, Kemp, Okla.
Personal condolences may be sent to www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Nov. 18, 2013