J.D. McReynolds, 91, of Orange, died Sunday, Aug. 19, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21, at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Wilton Anthony of Siloam Baptist Church in Many, LA. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Dawson, TX, on July 21, 1921, J.D. was the son of W.H. and Ora (Teer) McReynolds. He worked as an Instrument Mechanic at DuPont, was a member of the Madison Lodge 126 for over 50 years, and was a member of the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. J.D. was unable to join the military due to his asthma, so he helped build ships to contribute to his country.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Alice, Ora, Nedra, and Madge; and three brothers, Herbert, Pete and Jim Harry.
J.D. is survived by his wife of 69 years Waunice McReynolds of Orange; sons, Larry McReynolds and wife Miriam of Bellville, Jay Don McReynolds and wife Paula of Flower Mound; daughters, Angela Holton of Beaumont, and Suzanne McClain and husband Jim of Houston; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Clint McReynolds, Scott McReynolds, A.J. McReynolds, Joel McClain, Eric Holton, and Lewis Tekell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children at 6977 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030.