Louis "Bud" Reynolds, 72, of Brookport, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31 at Waldo Baptist Church with Rev. Trad York and Rev. Jack Russell officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5- 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at the church.
Bud began working at the Westvaco Papermill at its startup and retired from the mill in 2009. After retirement, he began working as a consultant with Asten-Johnson.
He was an active member of Waldo Baptist Church in Metropolis where he served as a trustee for many years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned a purple heart.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish and ride horses. Bud especially loved spending time with his grandchildren passing down his love for the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jerry Sue Reynolds of Brookport; two sons, Jeff Reynolds and wife Terri of Zachary, Louisiana and Robert Reynolds and wife Michele of Paducah; three grandchildren, Trent Reynolds and Clay Reynolds both of Zachary, and Keaton Reynolds of Paducah; one sister, Betty McManus of Paducah; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lincoln and Roberta Angelly Reynolds; and three sisters, Donna Garrett, Judy Reynolds and Debbie Surrett.
Memorials may be made in Bud's honor to Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960; or to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1727 Washington St., Paducah, KY 42003.