Mr. Thurman B. Reynolds, 87, of Fuquay-Varina, died on May 21, 2013 after suffering a stroke. Thurman was born on August 1, 1925 in Columbia, NC.
Surviving Mr. Reynolds are his daughter Jacqueline Elaine Quinn and Husband Michael P. Quinn; daughter Julie Ann James; son-in-law Tim James; grandson Charles Patrick Phelps and his wife Katie and his son Charlie; grandson Benjamin Lloyd Phelps; grandson Michael Timothy James; and sister Kay Weddell. Also surviving are brother-in-law John H. Hufton; dear friend Norma Davenport Stillman, and numerous nephews and nieces. Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline C. Reynolds; Parents Fred and Daisy Reynolds; brother Roy Reynolds: brother Douglas Reynolds; sister Eddie Mae Swain.
Mr. Reynolds retired from the US Army Special Forces Airborne or Green Berets with the distinguished rank of Command Sergeant Major. He served in WWII during the D-Day invasion with the 194th Glider Regiment. He also served in combat during the Korean War. In addition to the Purple Heart, Mr. Reynolds received many other military awards, medals and badges.
After retiring from the military Mr. Reynolds went on to work for Weyerhaeuser in Plymouth NC. He also raised cattle and farmed for many years. In addition, he owned Reynolds Realty in Edenton, NC.
The family will receive friends on Friday May 24th from 6-8 PM at Maitland Funeral Home in Creswell, NC. The funeral service will be held Saturday May 25th at 11 AM at Maitland Funeral Home. A burial ceremony with Military Honor Guard will follow at Azalea Memorial Gardens in Creswell, NC.