Jack Truman Reynolds, Jr., loved a good joke, a day at the lake fishing, and most of all, his family. If he wasn’t crappie fishing with his Uncle Bill, he was frying them up for his fam. He had a way to catch you off guard with his quick wit and sarcasm. Needless to say, a dull moment was never an option in Jack T.’s presence. Sadly, our gregarious giant fell asleep in death at his home in East Lake on Friday, April 2, 2021, and was laid to rest at Happy Home Cemetery on Friday, April 9, 2021.
Jack T. was born on June 20, 1959, to Jack Truman and Bobbie Faye Reynolds in Guntersville, AL, where he spent the majority of his 61 years of life. His love of family began with his four siblings: Kay, Kim, Deborah, and Stephen. They shared a life-long bond with memories of swimming and camping at the lake and fighting over who got the last of the biscuits and gravy.
At a young age, Jack was known to tinker in his dad’s shop. If it needed fixing (or not), he was the man for the job. His father, Truman, kindled his love for fishing when they would spend long days on Lake Guntersville running trot lines near Buck Island. By his early 20s, he had graduated from technical college in Gadsden, AL, and spent over 20 years in the telecommunications industry. He always looked forward to the Alabama summers where he spent time gardening, canning, and cooking the fruits of his labor and, sometimes, those of his sisters. While he had no children, he loved and treated his nieces and nephews like they were his own children. No one can ever replace Jack T., one-of-a-kind brother, nephew, uncle, and friend.
He is survived by his four siblings: Kay (Pat) McMillan of Mooreville, MS; Kim Bruce of Greeneville, TN; Deborah (Tim) Martin of Guntersville, AL; and Stephen Reynolds of Carolina Beach, NC. Also, he is survived by his Uncle Billy Ray (Diane) Sorter of Arab, AL; Aunt Jean Reynolds of AL of Anniston, AL; Aunt Corene Sorter of Guntersville, AL; Aunt Sue Sorter of Guntersville, AL; six nephews, three nieces, and many great nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Truman Reynolds; his mother, Bobbie Faye Davis; and his step-father, Billy Wayne Davis.