Kenneth Richard Reynolds

October 01, 1932 ‒ July 19, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Kenneth Richard Reynolds, age 84, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 1, 1932 in Fredericktown, Ohio the son of Robert and Gertrude (Clutter) Reynolds. Ken was a 1950 graduate of Gambier High School where he met and married his loving wife, Delia (Brokaw) Reynolds on March 27, 1957.

Ken proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Upon returning from the service, he hired on with the Ohio State Highway Patrol where he served for 10 years and retired in 1991 after 25 years of employment with Sprint of Mount Vernon. Although he had worked at other occupations over the years, Ken’s true passion was caring for the family farm.

He was a member of American Legion Post #136 of Mount Vernon and the Knox County Cattleman’s Association. Ken attended First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

Ken was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He raised his children to understand the true meaning of hard work and being able to care for others. He always enjoyed and looked forward to watching his children and most recently his grandchildren participate in their activities and sporting events. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delia (Brokaw) Reynolds; his children, Ken (Jan) Reynolds of Mount Vernon, Charles “Peach” (Beth) Reynolds of Berlin and Heidi Reddy of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Lacey) Reynolds, Luke Reynolds, Phillip Reynolds, Katherine Reynolds, Cole Reynolds, Gannon Reddy, Alexander Reddy and Olivia Reddy; three brothers, Gerald (Eillene) Reynolds, Daniel (Jean) Reynolds and Tom (Jan) Reynolds; two sisters, Carol (James) Fitzpatrick and Maxine James.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by triplet grandsons, Nicholas, Neil and Kenneth.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Bill Barton will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to First Baptist Church, 303 S. Edgewood, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • To the family I share your sorrow but rejoice that Ken Reynolds crossed our path. God gave us a special friend when we moved next door to Ken and Dee and great-fun memories for which I am forever greatful. He will never be forgotten.

  • Please accept of sincere sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He sure fought a good fight. Our prayers remain with all of you.
    Pastor Gary Kochheiser

  • Dear Dee,
    I am so,so, sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Please know I will be thinking of you tomorrow and wishing I could be there for you. I know you will find strength in your wonderful family. Please tell Kenny, Heidi and Chuck they are in my thoughts and prayers as well. I know you were there for me when Joe passed and then again when Mom died. I am sad that I can’t be there for you tomorrow.
    All my love,
    Cindy Williams

  • So sorry for your loss. I will keep the Reynolds family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • TO THE REYNOLDS FAMILY

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

    REMEMBER HIM AS ALWAYS A CARING PERSON NO MATTER WHERE YOU SEEN HIM HE ALWAYS ASKED ABOUT OUR FAMILY.

    KNEW HE WILL BE MISSED BUT KNOW HE IS IN MUCH BETTER PLACE.

  • Dee, so sorry to hear about K.R. I will always remember the good patrol times we shared together and even the years with phone company before leaving for Texas. Ken was a good man, he will be missed by many. You take care, knowing things will get better. Jerry and Mary

  • MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU DEE AND TO THE CHILDREN AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY. PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOURS. NOT AN EASY TIME BUT KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE, NO PAIN OR SUFFERING WHERE HE WENT. KEN WAS A GOOD MAN, HUSBAND, FATHER AND I’M SURE A GRANDFATHER. MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU RIGHT NOW, MY LOVE TO ALL! Your Friend Always, Lois