Frederick L. Reynolds, 75, of Bethalto, passed away at 9:46 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.
He was born on March 13, 1939, in Harrisburg, Ill.; he was the son of the late Calvin Reynolds and Virginia Rose (Owen) Reynolds-Battles.
Fred served in the United States Air Force. He was employed with the city of St. Louis in the water department for 20-plus years, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Bethalto and the Bethalto Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed camping, fishing with his grandchildren and spending time with his family and friends.
He was married to Peggy Louise (Fines) Reynolds of Bethalto. The couple was married June 14, 1958, in Bethalto and had 51 years of marriage. She passed away on July 24, 2009.
He has four daughters and one son surviving, Michelle Chapman and Renaldo Titsworth of South Roxana, Sheila and Cory Bowen of Meadowbrook, Lisa Bricker of Bethalto, Monica and Shawn Winstead of Elizabeth, Ark., and William Ressler Jr. of St. Louis. He has 10 grandchildren, Toinette Chapman, Brice Chapman, Natasha Albarran, Brittney Hunt, Travis Bricker, Aaron Bricker, Nicholas Bricker, William (Trey) Ressler III, Chenoa Winstead, Hunter Winstead and Buford Thomas Winstead; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and their spouses, Delmar and Carol Reynolds of Senoia, Ga., and Calvin and Sharon Reynolds of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Brenda and Joe Shelton of East Alton and Karen Cannon of South Roxana; and a stepfather, Raleigh Battles of Granite City.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Brad Reynolds; and one granddaughter, Heather Reynolds.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Charles West officiating.
Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made out to Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.