Lawrence Archie Reynolds Jr.
Published on -12/23/2013, 9:59 AM
Lawrence "Baby Ray" Reynolds Jr., 72, Hays, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 29, 1941 in Manhattan to Lawrence and Harriet (White) Reynolds Sr. and Ernestine Moore. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in fine arts.
He was an upholsterer, an artist and worked as a janitor at FHSU for 25 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Westview Church, Hays, and had his artwork displayed at Grassroots Center in Lucas. He was a Salvation Army officer and a pastor in various nursing homes.
He enjoyed art, racquetball, movies and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence "Larry" Reynolds, Agoura Hills, Calif., and Gerald Reynolds; four daughters, Renea Griffin, Marietta, Ga., Jessica McGuire and husband, Jeremy, Veronica Johnson and husband, Stuart, and Vanessa Dinkel and husband, Shon, all of Hays; two brothers, James Moore, Wichita, and Alfonso Reynolds, St. Louis; a sister, Shirlese Hamer, Los Angeles; 22 grandchildren, Brandon Reynolds, LaQuinda Reynolds, Anthony Griffin, Brian Reynolds, Cameron Griffin, Tiffany Reynolds, Jacob Griffin, Matthew Reynolds, John Reynolds, Hannah McGuire, Gabriel McGuire, Eliana McGuire, Abigail Johnson, Katelyn Johnson, Caleb Johnson, Lily Johnson, Aaliyah Reynolds, Davian Swanson, Rylan Dinkel, Tayvin Dinkel, Keaton Dinkel and Camden Dinkel; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Griffin and Jericho Griffin; and special friends, Harold and JoAnne Crispin.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Betty Sloan, DeMille Reynolds, Michael Reynolds, Bennie Jackson and Marjorie Smith; and a grandchild, Asher McGuire.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at WestView Church, 3000 W. 41st, Hays; cremation has taken place.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.