Donald W. Reynolds, life long resident of Pittsburg, passed away Thursday evening, January 18, in Pittsburg at the age of 83. Don was born September 11, 1934 in Camp County to Roy Thomas Reynolds and Gertrude Whorton Reynolds. Don was a graduate of Pittsburg High School and served in the US Army.
In 1966 he began working at the newly opened Erman Smith Funeral Home in Pittsburg. In the early 60's Don and Mary opened Don Reynolds Flowers and Gifts, and would operate that business until their retirement in 2001. Don was one of the founders of Camp County EMS where he also served as Director for many years. Don was one of the founding fathers of Cypress Bank and after his retirement he stayed busy as a board member for Cypress Bank. He was also very involved with his church, Greer Boulevard Church of Christ. He was a member of Pittsburg Rotaray Club for 57 years where he was a Paul Harris Fellow
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his two children: Mike Reynolds and wife Robin of Pittsburg, and Elizabeth Lawton and husband Mark also of Pittsburg; he is also survived by his four grandchildren: Tyler Reynolds, Sydney Reynolds, Drew Lawton, and Mary Claire Lawton; a sister: Jan Bowers and her husband Kenneth of Mt. Pleasant; along with numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father: Roy Thomas Reynolds; mother: Gertrude Whorton Reynolds; step-mother: Lillian Reynolds; his beloved wife Mary Callicoate Reynolds; and two sisters: Evelyn Garrett and Mildred Barnwell and brother Billy Joe Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M., Saturday January 20, at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Bro. Steve Packer officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg. Visitation will be held from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M . Pallbearers will be Blair MacBeath, Tyler Reynolds, Drew Lawton, David Abernathy, Jeff Bowers, Phil Garrett, and Micki Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are Mickey Crowell, Gray McWhorter, Danny Gary, Phil Marts, Roger Standbury, Gary Foster, Chuck Johns, Eric Fruin, Claude Coffey, Harold Kennington, Shawn Kennington, Breck Marshall and Mark Garrett