Russell High School
Bobby Doyle Reynolds
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Major Bobby Doyle Reynolds, USAF (Ret.), 71, passed away Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at home in Abilene, Texas. Bobby was a 22-year veteran of the USAF and highly decorated Vietnam Veteran with over 650 combat flight hours. Medals earned include an Air Force Commendation Medal, Small Arms Marksmanship, ADF Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, AF Longevity Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Gallantry Cross with Palm, RVN Campaign Medal, AF Presidential Unit Citation and AF Outstanding Unit Award. Bobby served and loved his country in ways only other military members will understand. Bobby was born on July 11, 1940, the son of the late Doyle and Margie Reynolds of Atlanta Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Reynolds of Abilene; daughters, Sherry Reynolds and Christy Reynolds Tomlin, both of Abilene; son, Thomas D. Reynolds of Austin, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Sandra and husband Allen Peek of Fayetteville, Georgia, and brother, David Reynolds of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Bobby was a kind, giving man who would give the shirt off of his back to help anyone. Although not perfect, as none of us are, he lived life as best he knew how, always taking care of his family. He had a fondness for animals and has kept and cared for many. He believed in the power of the Cross and that Jesus made the only way for us in this life and the next. Funeral services with full Military Honors to be held at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, Texas at 2 PM Saturday the 17th of December, 2011, with visitation following at the funeral home. Pastor Randy Turner from Beltway Baptist Church will officiate. A private family interment will be Monday the 19th at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.
July 11, 1940 - December 13, 2011