Phillip Burchelle "Butch" Reynolds III
1959 - 2020
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Phillip "Butch" Burchelle Reynolds III
August 13, 1959 - November 15, 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina - Phillip "Butch" Burchelle Reynolds III, beloved father and husband, passed away on November 15th, 2020, at the age of 61 years.
Born on August 13th, 1959 in Elkton, Maryland, Butch was a lover of nature and determined athlete. Butch played baseball for Emory and Henry College; he graduated in 1981 with the record for most appearances as a pitcher. Butch went on to have a long, fulfilling career with the Kiewit Corporation and its subsidiary, Mass Electric. One of Butch's more notable projects was the construction of the Charlotte light rail.
Butch met his wife, Patti, in 1984; they were married in 1985, and raised three children together. Butch enjoyed hiking and swimming with his family and dogs. He appreciated laughter, music, and the Boston Red Sox. He was a devoted father to his children, coaching their sports teams and attending every performance and recital. In all areas of his life, he was a transformative mentor to everyone he met.
Butch will be missed by his wife and best friend, Patti, and their children: Ryan Tarbell; Holly and Matt Keimig; and Vicky Leigh Reynolds. He is survived by his father, Phillip Reynolds Jr., and stepmother, Luanne Reynolds. He is predeceased by his mother, Phyllis Reynolds.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2 Thes 2: 16,17.
November 19, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
November 17, 2020
Butch was a good person, good and kind, Uncle Bo and family will miss him,
thelma weaver
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