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Submitted by: T.D.
Tommy Joe Reynolds of The Woodlands, Texas passed from this life Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the age of 65 years and 3 months surrounded by his family and friends at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Tommy was escorted back to Durant, Oklahoma by former National Guard Member David Hughes. He was born on Satruday, November 23, 1946 to the late Alvin J. and Dorothy L. (Wixom) Reynolds in Durant, Oklahoma. Tommy married Cathey Meeks in Sherman, Texas on Tuesday, September 23, 1969.
Tommy said, “I loved my family, wife & kids, could not have asked for a better one.” He served in the Oklahoma National Guard and the United States Army from October 28, 1964 to August 18, 1972. He served in Vietnam with C Company, 169th Engineer Battalion from 1967 - 1969. He retired from OGE Corporation in 2003.
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his ; wife, Cathey Ann Meeks Reynolds of the home; daughter, Elizabeth N. "Libby" Fournier and husband Andrew and grandson Josiah all of Sierra Vista, Arizona; son, Thomas "Josh" Reynolds and wife Tomoko of The Woodlands, Texas; siblings; Calvin Reynolds, Doris Harris and husband Jessie and Betty Kashou all of Durant, Oklahoma; father and mother in law, Doyle and Elizabeth Maxey of Calera, Oklahoma; sisters in law, Karen Clay and husband Robert of McAlester, Oklahoma; Lisa Maxey of Cartwright, Oklahoma; brothers in law, Charles Lance Maxey of Calera, Oklahoma; Glenn T. Maxey and wife Linda Maxey of Calera, Oklahoma; Jim Meeks and wife Kim , Mena, Arkansas; Dennis Meeks and wife Angela of Crandall, Texas. He was blessed to have several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin J. and Dorothy L. Reynolds; one sister, Lisa Marie Stowe; grandparents, Charlie and Thelma Reynolds of Colbert, Oklahoma; grandparents, Dow and Josephine Wixom of Durant, Oklahoma; brother in law Tedwin Vance Maxey and several other loved ones.
Family Hour will be from 6-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 2, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Calera, Oklahoma with Gary Howard, Rev. Jacob Toews and Rev. Steve Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma. Pallbearers from O G & E will be Kenny Bob Howard, Wayne Tow, Tim Davis, John Beck, Larry Muck and Gary Parsons. Vietnam Veteran Pallbearers will be Larry Kraatz, Louis Teleky, Henry Griffin, Lyle Huemoller, Eddie Yelton, John Czerwinski and Jim Clifford. Honorary Pallbearers will be former O G & E co-workers.
Honors will be provided by the United States Army from Ft. Sill and the Patriot Honor Guard www.patriotguard.org.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the USO at www.uso.org or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org in Honor of Tommy Joe Reynolds at P.O. Box 130293, The Woodlands, Texas 77393.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
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