Joe Edward Reynolds

Born: Sun., Jan. 25, 1931
Died: Wed., Nov. 30, 2011

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Joe Edward Reynolds, Sr. died on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the age of 80. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 25, 1931 to the late William Perry Reynolds and Ruth Nash Reynolds. He graduated from Richmond Academy in 1949 and Augusta College. He later graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Business and Communications. He was a United States Navy Corpsman attached to the First Marine Division during the Korean War in the Enchon Invasion and received the purple heart. He married the former Jeanne Damren on August 5, 1955. He started his career at the Augusta Chronicle and worked there for fifteen years. For the next twenty-eight years he was an Account Executive at the Atlanta Journal Constitution retiring in December of 1992. In 2000 they moved from Marietta to Lake Oconee, where he was a member of Walker United Methodist Church.

During his earlier years he refereed high school and college basketball and football for twenty-eight years. He was also a very active member of Lions International for fifty-six years and served as a former district governor. In addition, Joe was very patriotic and enjoyed all military affairs. He was an ardent sports fan and especially enjoyed the Georgia Bulldogs.

Joe is survived by his wife of fifty six years, Jeanne Damren Reynolds of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Julie Reynolds Mayran and husband Larry of Dacula, GA; a son, Joe Reynolds, Jr. and wife Cheryl of Loganville, GA; two grandsons, Jonathan Reynolds Mayran enrolled as a senior at the University of Georgia and Joseph Reynolds III enrolled as a Junior at Georgia Tech; two sisters, Willie Mae Faulkner and husband Irvine of Augusta, GA and Ann Maxwell and husband Bill of Augusta, GA; sister-in-law, Sarah Reynolds of Waynesboro, GA as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Russell. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Reynolds and William Reynolds.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. John Pike officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, 5582 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Lil Shurtleff
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
The entire Lions community will miss Joe. I enjoyed working with him on Lions projects, especially the Lighthouse. My prayers are with Jeanne and Family

Durham Vet Clinic
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Mrs. Reynolds and Family: We just wanted to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Joe. He was one of a kind. He always kept us on our toes when he came into the clinic with Russell. We will miss seeing him. The Doctors and Staff of Durham Veterinary Clinic.

Jerry Ney, PDG
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
I served with Joe at the Lighthouse and visited his house for meetings. I am sorry to hear of this passing and wish his family my prayers.

Paul R. Johnson, PCC
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Our hearts go out to Jeanne and the family. PDG Joe and Jeanne were always highlights of our Lions events across the state of Georgia. He will be missed! Please know we are thinking of you. Sincerely, Paul & Janet Johnson, Dalton

Susan and Mark Higdon
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
"Miss" Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss.. Joe was something else..he always made us laugh and enjoy being around him. My years at Walker's blessed me with good friends. May God richly bless you and your family. All my love, Susan

Bobby & Betty Thomas
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Jeanne, We were saddened to hear of Joe's passing. We lift you and your family up in our prayers. Blessings on all of you. Bobby & Betty Thomas

Nancy, Jack & Wendy Warren
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Jeanne and all the Reynolds Family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Joe. We are thinking of you all and just so sorry we are so far away at this time. Our prayer is that God's peace and comfort will be with each of you at this time. Love, Nancy, Jack & Wendy Warren

Mark and Leslie Miller
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Jeanne -- Mark and I are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You two have always been some of my "favorites" as I grew up in Lionism. We are unable to come to the visitation and funeral, but wanted you to know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We love you....Mark and Leslie Miller, Jasper Lions Club

Edward Morley Adams
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
I am saddened by your loss. May GOD grant you the peace that passes all understanding. He will be missed by the members of MD-18E

Gay Davis
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Joe was truly "one of a kind"...he had a heart of gold and a sense of merriment that left us all with too many wonderful stories to recount...and he was the most loyal friend anyone could have...he and his beloved wife Jeanne once drove over 18 hours to get me and take me to their home after a misfortune (the trip for Joe was a little longer..another story)...he will be missed by legions...RIP our beloved Joe... Lovingly, Gay Davis

Carolyn Schroeder
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Uncle Joe, we love you and will miss you. We know that you, Daddy and Uncle Billy will enjoy singing Christman carols in heaven together. Now the other souls in heaven may not. Love Carolyn and Sara

Darlene Handy
   Posted Fri December 02, 2011
Jeanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joe was a great Lion and wonderful friend and his wonderful sense of laughter will be missed by many. May loving memories bring you strength, comfort, and peace. Darlene, Jasper Lions Club

Sue Norris
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
My Dearest Jeanne & Family, Oh what fun Joe & Jeanne and Don & I had together when Joe & Don served as District Governors!!! Now they are together again. God Bless you all, Fondly, Sue

Janice Allred
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
With deepest sympthay,to all of the family. Janice Allred and all at Jerry's Bait & Tackle

Brian Harris
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
We are sadden to loose such a great person, May god be with your family in this time of need.Brian Harris & Family

Jimmy Black
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
I have known Lion Joe for many years through the Lions of Georgia functions and he was a very well respected man. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. District Governor Jimmy Black 18-C.

Libby Lengel
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
Jeanne, Julie, and JoJo, I have just learned about Joe's passing. With big tears I am writing this. I am so sorry, and my heart goes out to each of you. Each of you mean so very much to me, and I just hurt for each of you. I loved Joe Reynolds so very much. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His big arms around you and give you lots of love and peace right now. I love you!

Jack & Barbara Callahan
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this very sad time. Joe will be missed by many.

Patricia Hilscher
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
We are so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. My mother saw the obituary in the paper today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. It seems like only yesterday when he and I talked on the phone regarding Nick's concert in Augusta. We all have happy memories. In Christian love, Pat and Patricia

judy oglesby
   Posted Sat December 03, 2011
Just wanted to let the Family know that Joe will be missed comming in Jerry's Bait and Tackle and playing the Lottery I enjoyed waiting on him. His sense of Humor will be missed I am sure by alot of people.

Elaine Jaworski
   Posted Sun December 04, 2011
Dear Jean, My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Elaine

Sue and Fred Aiken
   Posted Mon December 05, 2011
Sue and I are saddned to learn that our long time friend has passed away and know you will miss him very much. Just think about the good time he J.B. Butler, His family that passed before him and Lewis Reagan must be having right now! He lives on in our hearts and we will all be with him again some day. Please know that you are in our thoughts prayers. We send our love, Sue and Fred

Terri Butler Johnson
   Posted Mon December 05, 2011
To the Reynolds Family, I'm saddened to hear of your loss. Another great man joins the ranks in heaven. I remember sharing many hours at Lions Club events and at my father's pharmacy in Smyrna. May your memories be of great comfort. Terri

Barbra Rutherford
   Posted Mon December 05, 2011
Mr. Reynolds was an absolute joy to have as a patient. Funny, rude, hilarious and annoying all in one!!! Heeheee!! But he grew on me so quickly and our re pour with one another became the highlight of my days!! I will miss him more than he will ever know.

Vivian Kern
   Posted Tue December 06, 2011
What a beautiful man, Joe Reynolds! I was so honored to know him and have best daughter Julie be my best friend for life. You will always be in the hearts of everyone you knew, as you always have been. With love ....... Vivian

Twin Lakes Physical Therapy
   Posted Wed December 07, 2011
We will all miss Mr. Reynold's very much. He brought so much energy and life into the PT clinic.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.If we can ever do anything for you, please let us know. Your Twin Lakes Family, Shawn,Michael,Teresa and Jan