James McCloud Reynolds, 92, Wabash, died at 2:39 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Winamac to Chester Ray and Iona (McCloud) Reynolds.
He was a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School and a WWII US Navy veteran. He first married Marjorie Emrick in Wabash on August 28, 1944; she died June 13, 1985. He then married Marna Neeley in Naples, Florida; she died Oct. 4, 2013. James began his employment with Standard Oil as a commissioned agent in 1946. He founded J.M. Reynolds Oil Company in 1975. He was a member of the Wabash American Legion, Wabash Elks Lodge, Wabash Hannah Masonic Lodge, Wabash Shrine Club, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine and the Fort Wayne Jesters.
He is survived by four children, Randy (Ruth) Reynolds, and Ron (Pam) Reynolds, both of Wabash, Judy (Rick) Vorick, Fort Wayne, and Susan Reynolds, Leo; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Faith Rider, Noblesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brother, Don, Dick and Sam Reynolds.
Funeral services and burial will be private to the family. There will be a celebration of life and gathering of friends open to the public, from 4 – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Wabash Elks Lodge, 225 W. Main Street, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are Shriners Hospitals for Children or Parkview Wabash Hospice.