Walter J. Reynolds, Sr.
August 24, 1947 – September 29, 2013
Walter J. Reynolds, Sr., age 66, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
Mr. Reynolds was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Charles D. Reynolds, Sr. and Caroline Mattson Reynolds, on August 24, 1947. He was an owner operator truck driver by trade and also worked for several different companies for over 45 years. Mr. Reynolds was a people person and especially loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed motorcycles and loved watching sports, playing cards and country line dancing.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Humphrey and Carrie Reynolds; and two brothers, Willard Reynolds and Charles D. Reynolds, Jr.
He is survived by his loving children; two daughters, Linda Reynolds (Matt), of Bear, DE, and Marcia Reynolds-Barry of Wilmington, DE; three sons, John Springer, Sr. (Rachel) of Felton, DE, James Springer of Baltimore, MD, Walter J. Reynolds, Jr. of Newark, DE; brothers, Louis Reynolds (Joyce) of Newark, DE, Russell Reynolds of Newark, DE; sisters, Sarah Bowerson of Bear, DE, Mildred Teague (Ronnie) of Bear, DE, Dorothy Zile of Bear, DE, Hilda Wilson (Jerry) of Newark, DE, and Carol Kenzierski (Doc) of Smyrna, DE; 15 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. duPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit after 11 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. duPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Abramson Cancer Center of University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.