William D. Reynolds, Sr. ’52

William D. Reynolds, Sr. ’52 was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 24 in Raleigh, N.C. Through many years of health issues, Bill continued to look to Jesus as his hope and peace for eternal life. A faithful dependence and trust in God was evident as God was praised for every blessing and every suffering in his life. He was a man of eternal optimism and deep compassion for his Lord Jesus, his family, church, friends, and the pastors that he was blessed to minister with and to through Biblical Wellness Ministries which he co-founded in 1986. He served as Elder in Calvary Presbyterian Church in America. A passionate love of God and a desire to share that love led to service with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Camp Oak Hill Fellowship. Born to James A. and Bay I. Reynolds on September 14, 1930, Bill grew up in Shelby, attending Davidson College, and graduating in 1952 in business administration. He was recruited by Southern Bell Telephone Co., where he worked for 15 years. His work was interrupted by two years of service in the Army. In 1967, he established his own successful business, General Business Services, and served GBS as a regional director. His delight was to counsel other business owners helping them to become more successful. He is survived by his wife, Marianne Weathers Reynolds, 5539 Hamstead Crossing Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27612; son, William D. Reynolds, Jr. (Karen); daughters, Anne Reynolds Owens (Gary) and Patricia Reynolds Schmitt (Thomas); seven grandchildren, Elise and William Reynolds, Jennifer Owens Clark (Michael), Sarah Owens, Matthew Schmitt, Rachel Schmitt McConnell (Jason), and Joey Schmitt; a sister, Dorothy Rosser; a brother, Robert Reynolds (Katherine); as well as nieces and nephews.