The Obit For Billy Reynolds

William Thomas Reynolds Jr.

Published in The Times-Picayune on December 28, 2009

REYNOLDS William Thomas Reynolds, Jr. passed away at 11:05 PM to spend Christmas with Jesus. He was the loving husband of Dolores Heintz Reynolds for 58 years.

He was blessed to be the loving father of 3 sons; William (Billy) Thomas Reynolds, III, Patrick Stephen Reynolds and Sean Timothy Reynolds.

He is also survived by his daughters-in-law; Sue Ryall Reynolds, Tammy Vicknair Reynolds and Marilyn (Missy) LaNasa Reynolds. The Lord gave the wonderful gift of 7 grandchildren; Charlene Galvan, Rebecca McDonald, Laurin, Ashleigh, Zac, Caroline and Hailey Reynolds.

He was also the proud great-grandfather of Chloe Galvan and Elijah McDonald. He was the son of the late William and Amy Forest Reynolds, Sr.

He is survived by his siblings and their spouses; Amy Reynolds Marus, Mary Reynolds Palmisano, Louis and Marilyn Miller Reynolds, Larry Reynolds and the late Joseph Marus, Lawrence Palmisano and Norman Reynolds.

He is also blessed with brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Martin and Jackie Heintz Walter, Joseph and Helena Hosch Heintz, Robert and Joycelyn Landry Heintz, Gerald and Claudette Gildig Heintz, Franklin and Ethelyn Windhorst Heintz and James Heintz. He has many loving nieces and nephews.

William was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he proudly served his country as a Sergeant 1st Class Army Engineer 378 Division.

He was a former professional baseball player in various leagues including New Iberia, Atlanta and the New Orleans Pelicans. He was inducted into the Diamond Club of Greater New Orleans Hall of Fame on October 29, 1987. After a long career of baseball he became a clerk on the New Orleans River front.  

He retired from the Clerks and Checkers Local 1497 after 36 years of service.

He was a member of the VFW Post 6640 and the American Legion Post 175. He enjoyed being a member of the Former Baseball Players luncheon group.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery), on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, your gift of prayers and donations should be sent to St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002.

To view and sign the Family Guest Book, go to www.lakelawnmetairie.com.