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Reynolds, Roy E.

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July 1, 1924 - April 10, 2015

Reynolds, Roy E.

Roy E. Reynolds, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and hero of World War II, is home with the Lord this day, reunited with those he loved.  He was born in Dallas to M.C. and Vera Reynolds on July 1, 1924.

He graduated from W.H. Adamson High School in 1942 and shortly thereafter joined the 8th Army Air Corps.  There he began the journey of his life in North Africa and Italy.  In October 1944, on his 50th mission, he was shot down over Vienna and confined in a POW camp in Germany.  Starting in February 1945 the soldiers of this POW camp began a 63 day march westward to try to meet up with the Allied Forces.  He was liberated in Celle Germany to London, where he celebrated VE day in May 1945.

He returned to Dallas, and after a whirlwind courtship, married Gloria Bradford in September 1945.  He was employed for many years by Wyatt Industries in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Gloria Bradford; daughter, Judy; son, Rick and wife, Cyndi; grandson, Austin and wife, Jennifer; and granddaughter, Lauren and fiance, Adrian Turnham.  He is also survived by his sister, Doris Varner; brothers, Marvin and Robert; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A committal service with military honors will be Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 2:30PM at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238
214-340-8008

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Shanna Reynolds

April 20, 2015 12:21AM

You accepted me as your niece even though I was adopted into the family. You asked for my forgiveness when you had done wrong and I gladly gave you that peace. I admire you more than you will ever know. Our bond was created when I was just a small child and for whatever reason continued until the day you went to heaven. I am sure you are making everyone laugh up there in heaven. I love you Uncle Roy


susan varner

April 15, 2015 10:30AM

To one of my best and beloved uncles. I will always remember your smiling face, your laugh, your generosity. Thank you for the many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at your house. But most importantly thank you for just being you and for being my uncle. I will always and forever love you. Say Hi to Nanny, Granddaddy and my father


Reese Cantrell

April 13, 2015 11:10AM

Ann and I are so sorry that this time has come. We pray to God for your comfort and solace and that pleasant, loving memories will sustain you.
Warm regards and kind sympathy,
Reese & Ann


Chuck & Mary

April 12, 2015 12:55AM

We love you, Uncle Roy. We can only imagine the wonderful reunion you had on 04/10/2015, with your parents, other family members, and with Daddy, your best friend. You will be missed. Thank you for being a wonderful Santa Claus for many years to our young son.