Billy Ray Reynolds, age 75 of Springfield, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Blake Stiles, Gordon Beasley, and Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Scott Reynolds, Blake Braswell, Preston Braswell, Zach Suter, Derek Johnson, David Richards, and Lucas Suter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James McKinney, Josh McKinney, Billy Braswell, Roger Guy, John Allen, Dennis Parker, and Louis Jamison. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 3 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Reynolds was born December 24, 1943 in Springfield to the late Floyd W. and Margaret Proctor Reynolds, Sr. He was a member of Highland Chapel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for 31 years in the human resources department for the State of Tennessee. He had many hobbies and interest including bowling, golf, traveling, coaching baseball, flowers, and gospel music. He sang with the Christianaires for over 20 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Braswell; a brother, Richard Reynolds; and sisters, Edna Pauline Reynolds, Ruth Marie “Pat” Slagle, and Pamela Jean Parks.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lorraine Binkley “Lolly” Reynolds of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Julie Reynolds of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Eddie Suter of Greenbrier; son-in-law and wife, Billy and Melissa Braswell of Cedar Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Floyd W. and Beulah Reynolds, Jr. of Cedar Hill; sisters, Nell Rawls of Springfield and Peggy Creekmore of Cottontown; grandchildren, James (Jennifer) McKinney, Josh (Ashley) McKinney, Scott Reynolds, Blake (Jennifer) Braswell, Preston Braswell, Rebecca Braswell (fiancé’, Derek Johnson), Zach Suter, and Lucas Suter; and 11 great grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Kroser and staff, Dr. Kevin Davis and staff, Comfort Care Hospice, the Wound Care Center Staff at NorthCrest Medical Center, NHC Home Health, Linda Thompson, and Steven Jewel.
The family ask, if so desired, for memorial contributions be made to help with the funeral expenses. All donations should be made to Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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