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Walter J. Reynolds, Sr.  

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.

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  1. ObitManager, September 30, 2013

    Name: Joan Godwin
    Message: I’m so glad that we became friends. Walter was a very special man that I loved and will dearly miss. He was always positive, loved life, his family and friends. I know that there is nothing to comfort the pain. But remember he had so many friends and touched so many lives in a positive way and there are so many good things to remember to you heal.

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  2. Marcia Reynolds, October 1, 2013

    My Beloved Father,
    I love you and will miss you desperately! You were the best Daddy a little girl could have ever had. I no how lucky I was to have you as a role model,a father,a friend. Thank you for being the kind of man that I could look up to. Thank you for being the kind of man that I could be proud of. You really were the best and most honorable man I have ever known. Although you are gone Dad you will NEVER be forgotten. Will defenately be a hole in my life now but you had so much love in your heart, I no I will be able to feel your love for the rest of my life.
    Forever Your Loving Daughter

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  3. Laura, October 1, 2013

    Can you imagine a time when there will be no more death or sickness? A time when you will see those who have fallen asleep in death? The time is soon approaching when you will see these things. Titus 1:2 states that God cannot lie. Therefore, the promises and hope found at Revelation 21:3,4 (death will be no more); Isaiah 33:24 (no resident will say “I am sick”); and John 5:28,29 (the hope of the resurrection) will assuredly be realized. Until that time, however, we can lean on Jehovah God, and look to Him for comfort and support. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 speaks of Jehovah as the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our tribulation.

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  4. ObitManager, October 1, 2013

    Name: Tina Belcher
    Message: My dearest friend you will be truly missed!! You will be our ANGEL looking down on us now. You were loved by all and we will never for get that wonderful smiling face!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. We love you Walt now and always will!!!

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  5. ObitManager, October 1, 2013

    Name: Bill Hartzel

    Message: Your loving spirit was enjoyed by everyone. As you looked through your handlebars or as you moved around the dance floor. Bill

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  6. Peg Shoemaker, October 1, 2013

    Walter, a wonderful husband and father, you will be sorely missed. Praying for your family as they try to cope with your loss..

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  7. Bunny Renshaw, October 2, 2013

    Love and prayers to the family as they try to cope with your loss. No one is promised tomorrow, but as long as we live a good life and try to be kind to others, we will all be together again someday. You now have no more pain and are in good hands. Peace be with you as you hold hands with God.
    Bunny
    p.s. Still not sure if I was your 4th wife or the 5th. (A little inside joke so I can see your smile)

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  8. Debbie Reynolds, October 3, 2013

    uncle walt you will be deeply missed and never forgotten thanks for the good times.My thoughts and prayers go out to family and freinds

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  9. Jay Walker, October 3, 2013

    I am glad I got to know Walter years ago and always found him to be extremely honest and a man of his word. He will be truly missed. RIP

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  10. James N. Stewart, October 3, 2013

    My heart and prayers, go out to the family of Walt. He was a good friend, that I met many years ago, and kept that friendship thru the years. God Bless you all.!

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  11. carol kendzierski, October 5, 2013

    Walt, we will miss you dearly. you were such a good person. you brought our family a lot of love and caring. now you , butch and Sheila are with mom and dad. someone day I will join you’s and have ever lasting peace to be home with the one’s I love. have that special dance for me with Sheila and let her know how much I love her and miss her.

    love you, your sister carol

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