Charles F. “Butch” Reynolds, 74, of King Ferry, passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2018 at Auburn Community Hospital. Butch was born in Auburn and resided in the family homestead all his life. He was the son of the late Horace C. and Fannie Smith Reynolds. He graduated from Sherwood Central School in 1961 and continued his higher education at Auburn Community College and Cornell University. Butch later took over the family farm.
He was a member of the Poplar Ridge Instant Aid for many years. This is where “the best thing that ever happened to him” occurred. He met the love of his life Roxzann. They married in July of 1973 in the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting House, operated the dairy farm and raised 4 children. He had much love and pride for farming. Butch built strong bonds with the community through his involvement in the Poplar Ridge Fire Department, Farm Bureau, Poplar Ridge Instant Aide, and the King Ferry Bowling League.
He had a love of solitaire, classic cars, dirt racing and any sport that was on TV. He retired in 2007 but continued to hobby farm. His love for his family and pets was well known. He and Roxzann bought their winter home in Bradenton, FL where they made great friends and became world travelers.
In loving memory of the most selfless man, a man of integrity and great compassion. We will miss you.
He is survived by the love of his life Roxzann Grant Reynolds
Children: Catharine “Cassie” (Patrick) Ryan of Scipio
Matthew C. Reynolds, King Ferry
Elizabeth (Jeffery) Frazier of Aurora
Richard G. Reynolds of King Ferry
Grandchildren: Samantha and Allison Frazier
Sydney Frazier Johnson
Charles and Caleb Ryan
Rebecca (Jared) Kirkland
Several Great Grandchildren
Brother: Richard (Ann) Parker
Sisters: Trudy (Ronald) Buxenbaum
Carmen P. Reynolds
Betty Story and (Larry Squires)
In addition to his parents Butch was predeceased by his brothers Marvin Reynolds, Carroll Reynolds and Howard Parker, and sister Eunice Gradwell.
Visitation will be from 2PM to 5PM on Sunday September 23, 2018 at Brew Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn. A funeral service will be at 10AM on Monday September 24, 2018 at the funeral home. Following the service there will be a celebration of life at the Scipio Fire Department, 3550 NY34, Scipio Center, NY 13147.
Contributions may be made to your local Fire Department in memory of Butch.