He was a member of the 392nd Bomb
Group of the 8th Air
Force during World War II. He played the trumpet with the Auburn Knights during his college years. He was a world class whistler. Born in Selma, he lived there until moving to Northport in 1993.
Survivors include a spouse of 52 years, Mary Kennedy Reynolds; two sons, James Edward Reynolds Jr., Birmingham, William Kennedy (Judy Wilks) Reynolds, Metairie, La.; one daughter, Leslie Reynolds (Barry) Holliday, Coker; one sister, Elizabeth Reynolds Weatherly, Lavonia, Ga.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Harper Reynolds, his mother, Mae Holston Reynolds.
A graveside service was July 26 at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy Cemetery in Chance with Dr. John A. Nixon, pastor of Northport Baptist Church, officiating. Magnolia North directed.
Active pallbearers were Bradley Holliday, Harrison Reynolds, Jacob Reynolds, Bill Weatherly, Joe Weatherly, Terry Jacobs and John Parsons.
Honorary pallbearers were the men's fellowship Sunday school class of Northport Baptist Church, Trailblazers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Caring Days Adult Day Care.