Benjie Reynolds of Alachua, FL passed away January 12, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 61.
Mr. Reynolds was born in Gainesville, FL to Andrew Reynolds and Dixie Shirley Reynolds. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a plumbing supplies salesman.
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Tina L. Reynolds of Alachua, three sons, Justin Reynolds and Steven Reynolds both of Gainesville and Travis Reynolds of Alachua, and sister, Wanda Meeks of Palatka.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville.
Our deepest condolences to the Family and friends of Ben. He was an exceptional man and a big help to us. He will be sincerely missed.
We are sorry for your loss. Ben was a great guy and will be missed by many. Our condolences for Family and friends.
Benji was one of my childhood friends. We had a great time in Gainesville of the 60s. He taught he how to fish change out of the old gator cage on campus with a stick and bubble gum and then we went to the College Inn for a drink and a snack with our riches. He was Spurrier and I was Charles Casey when we threw the ball in the old Church of Christ lot on third Ave. I went to my first gator game with him and we got free tickets, sold them and still got into the game free. I would recognize that smirk anywhere. He still looks like the same Benji I knew when he was 13. Prayers to you and your family. He and I had great times together as kids.
Tina & Family,
We are so sadden to learn of the loss of Ben. We will always remember his smile and wit. He was a friend. Our deepest condolences to all of our. Danny and Kathy Self
The outpouring of support, concern, and caring of so many people is a testimonial of the life that Ben led. We were all truly blessed to have known such a man. His knowledge, wit, and humor were enjoyed by us everyday at Gorman. As I reflect I realize that it will be some of the little things that I will miss mostly. The sharing of leftovers at lunch to compare recipes. Ben was an awesome cook! The funny little voicemails that he would leave me that made us all laugh. The way he would ever so slowly creep his car to the front gate when I was standing there at the end of the day waiting to lock it, laughing all the way because I was ready to go. I know that we all have our own moments we will cherish forever. We miss you “Possum”!
Looking at Benjie’s photo is like looking at his father, when his father was young. All of us enjoyed sitting on the grass and listening to Benjie’s father tell tales of his travels in WWII.
I grew up next door to Benjie. He was the youngest of our neighborhood group. Along with his brother Andy, and the rest of our group we built tree houses, dug fox holes, fished in the Milk Pond on the UF campus, hunted sharks teeth in Rattle Snake Creek, collected bottles to turn in for two cents each at the Piggly Wiggly (later known Rogers, and now as Mother Earth), and as Steve Acree said, fished money out of Alberts pen at the Century Tower. I don’t know which of our group thought that activity up, but we all quickly learned it. We roamed Gainesvile and the UF campus, and all of us became life long Gators. We could go anywhere on a bike.
I remember when his was baptised at the Church of Christ on 3rd Avenue, and remember a group of us boys swimming in the baptismal pool, prior to that.
So many memories. I know he is with the Lord, and someday our group will regather either here, or there and share our memories of growing up in a special neighborhood.
God bless you and yours and may His light shine always upon you, you travel the rest of your earthly journey.
We are so sorry to learn of Ben’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys.
John & Kim
My deepest sympathy to the family. I knew Ben from Gormans. He always greeted me with a smile and was always willing to go the extra mile to help me. His kindness will be missed by me and the Gainoritsville Housing Authority.
My deepest condolences.
Hey Ben can you help me find this part? Man thats what he liked to hear from me
and our customers, he enjoyed helping us all. His knowledge in our field was
unsurpassed. What a pleasure to have known him for over 30 years. My
condolences to his wife and family. See you buddy!!!!
My memories of Ben were; at the end of the day you couldn’t wait to get home to pull out the lawn chairs, crack open a beer and Ben would fire up the old grill and we would all sit back and talk about our day. Ben loved to cook and he loved to be outside and he loved to tell his jokes. I have my memories of a time so long ago; God speed Ben, I will certainly miss you possum, as will all of us.