William P. Reynolds, 79

OCT. 19, 1931-SEPT. 28, 2011

September 28, 2011
  • Reynolds

William Pierce "Pete" Reynolds, 79, of 19329 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at his home.

Born Monday, Oct. 19, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Leslie C. Reynolds and Mildred Irene Detrick Reynolds.

He graduated in 1950 from Hagerstown High School and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Pete was employed as a mechanic with Baer's Garage for 38 years and was also self-employed as a bus driver for 40 years. He was a member of the Long Meadow and Maugansville volunteer fire companies, National Street Rod Association, Little Heiskel Motorcycle Club, Flying Feathers Bowling League and the Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mabel V. Reynolds; daughters, Brenda Sue Bowlus and Wilma Jean "Jo" Reynolds, both of Hagerstown; sons, Pierce L. Reynolds of Cortland, N.Y., and John W. Reynolds and Shawn L. Reynolds, both of Hagerstown; sister, Jean Reynolds of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Showe.

Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Chaplain Jim Hay and the Rev. David Kaplan officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be at Harbaugh's Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co., 19307 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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