William L. “Bill” Reynolds, Jr. of Highlands, NC, age 89, passed away on March 24, 2018. He is survived by wife, Elaine Westphal Reynolds of Highlands and sons Charles K. Reynolds and wife Christine of Franklin, NC, William H. Reynolds of Marietta, GA, Frank Andrew Reynolds and wife Lori of Marietta, GA, daughter Marni Rose Reynolds of Minneapolis, MN, and step-daughter Susan Coffeen of Long Creek, SC. Surviving grandchildren are Arthur Reynolds Potts, Amy Anderson, Catherine Reynolds, Carah Reynolds, Macy Samuels and Lily Reynolds and great grandchildren Cayden Anderson and Chase Anderson and a sister Emily Reynolds Thomas Dale of Jacksonville, FL.
He was born on January 19, 1929, the son of the late William L. Reynolds, Sr and Rose Sneider Reynolds of Jacksonville, FL. He moved with the family to Keystone Heights, FL in 1941 and graduated from Melrose High School, Melrose, FL, attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, and served in the US Navy. In 1959 he opened and ran an independent insurance agency in Keystone Heights until his retirement and move to Highlands in 1982.
He was a benevolent and loving humanitarian, devoting years of service to community, church, and Rotary Club in Keystone Heights and Highlands. He was an avid fisherman and bird hunter. But his first love was his family. Loving friends and family never tired of his many hunting/fishing stories and jokes. He was loved by all and will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, Highlands, NC.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make donation to Four Seasons Compassion for Life Foundation, 221 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory, 828-524-2411 in Franklin, NC is in charge of arrangements and an online guest book at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com is provided in which friends and family may share a fond memory or write a kind expression of sympathy to those who are grieving.