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FLORD REYNOLDS

Visitation

Friday, September 2, 2016
04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 CROWLEY RD
FORT WORTH, TX 76134
8172931350
 

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 3, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pleasant Run Baptist Church
6005 Pleasant Run Rd.
Colleyville, TX 76034

— Ford Reynolds, 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, with his family by his side. Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family suggest you perform an act of kindness for someone, or a contribution to the American Cancer Society or Alzhiemer’s Association. Ford was born in his family home in Colleyville (then Smithfield) to Walter and Minnie Brothers Reynolds. He had good memories of his childhood as the youngest of four Reynolds children. Ford was called into service during World War II. He entered the war on D-Day+2 when he landed on the beaches of Normandy. He served as a private first class in the 90th Division, 357th…

CROWLEY — Ford Reynolds, 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, with his family by his side.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family suggest you perform an act of kindness for someone, or a contribution to the American Cancer Society or Alzhiemer’s Association.

Ford was born in his family home in Colleyville (then Smithfield) to Walter and Minnie Brothers Reynolds. He had good memories of his childhood as the youngest of four Reynolds children. Ford was called into service during World War II. He entered the war on D-Day+2 when he landed on the beaches of Normandy. He served as a private first class in the 90th Division, 357th Infantry. After the war, he came home to his family and met Virginia Swackhamer. They married and raised two children in Colleyville. He was involved in local activities as a Little League coach and a founding member of the Colleyville Riding Club. He worked as a ramp agent for Delta Airlines and retired after 27 years. Colleyville began to grow and no longer felt like the country and farms he once knew. In 1992 he sold his family property and moved to Crowley with his longtime companion and sweetheart, Dundena Searcy. He quickly made friends hanging out drinking coffee with his friends. He and Dundena spent time traveling to visit Dundena’s family. Their most fun times were spent on Friday nights dancing at the local VFW halls or the Stardust with good friends. Ford spent his time driving the country roads and getting to know every street and back road. He kept busy by keeping his property in good shape and helping his friends and neighbors with mowing, doing tractor work and hauling things on his trailer.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful care he received from the Veteran’s Administration Home Based Health Care Team; his personal caretakers, Pam Johnson and Sherrell Maddux; The Rose Cottage; and the nurses and staff at Garden Terrace.

Ford was preceded in death by his son, Michael David; mother and father; his partner, sweetheart and dance partner, Dundena Searcy; sister, Grace; brothers, Joe and Claud.

Suvivors: Daughter, Linda and husband, Billy Lain; beloved nieces and nephews; his granddog, Buddy; one granddaughter; four great-grandsons; Dundena’s daughters, Nancy Taylor and Donah Tucker and their children and grandchildren; and former wife, Virginia Reynolds.

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