July 1, 1924 - April 10, 2015
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
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