Larry Reynolds April 23, 1939 – Oct. 5, 2020


Larry Reynolds

      Larry Reynolds, age 81, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 at his home following a sudden illness.
A public visitation was held from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Military Honors by the United States Navy were accorded at 7 p.m.

      Surviving is his wife Vondaleigh, three children, Terri Reynolds, Tammy (Tony) Ellison, Tom Reynolds, six grandchildren, Jonathan, Hannah, Anthony, Maria, Perry and Jazmine, four great-grandchildren and two on the way and his sister, Margaret Linville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Terry.

      Larry Reynolds was born April 23, 1939 at Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Ivan (Bud) and Olive Clark, Reynolds. He graduated from Monticello Community schools with the class of 1958. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served for 21 years as an engineman before he retired in 1978. He sailed on the USS Whitesand, USS Molala and USS Quapaw, all of them did deep sea exploration.

      When Larry and his family returned to Monticello, Larry went to work at Franklin Equipment and then did maintenance at John McDonald Hospital for 10 years. When the building became Kirkwood he worked there for 10 more years. He retired from Systems Unlimited after 10 years in 2019.
While at the hospital he played Lovey Bear in parades and gatherings. He also played Sunny the Savasaurus for DuTrac Credit Union.

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