GREENVILLE — Anthony Reynolds, a former resident of Greenville, was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Bolivar County and died May 31, 2020, in Lakewood, Washington. While in Greenville, he attended St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church, and he was a 1949 graduate of Coleman High School.
A couple of years after graduating high school he entered the United States Army, where he received the Distinguished Graduate award from Fort Polk Academy with the title of Staff Sergeant. During his time in the U.S. Army he received numerous awards such as: The Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), The Army Commendation Medal (Second Leaf Cluster), The Bronze Star Medal, and The Meritorious Service Medal. On Aug. 1, 1981, after completing 30 years of service in the U.S. Army, he received his last award, The Legion of Merit Award, with the title of Sergeant Major.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, he enrolled in The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and received his Bachelor of Arts on Aug. 31, 1984. He went on to teach at The Evergreen State College for a few years.
Anthony was preceded in death by his mother, Lou Ada Levison Reynolds (2007); his father, London Reynolds (1971); and one sister, Maynola Reynolds Foules (2011).
He is survived by his wife, Tina Reynolds, of Lakewood, Washington; one step-daughter, Marcia Preston, of Baltimore, Maryland; his sister, Naomi Reynolds Sanders, of New Orleans; three nieces in New Orleans, Diane Sanders, Sherrye Sanders, and Jennifer Sanders Comeaux; two nieces and one nephew, of Greenville, Stephanie Foules Brooks, Francesca Foules, and Marcus Foules.
Burial is private.
Expressions of sympathy for Anthony Reynolds' New Orleans family can be made by calling 504-245-9638.