Jerry Leon Reynolds
July 20, 1942  -  August 30, 2017

Jerry Leon Reynolds

I served in the Army.

Jerry Leon Reynolds, 75, of Capitan passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Capitan. He was born on July 20, 1942 to Herman L. and Nadene”Brown” Reynolds in Gober, Texas.

Jerry’s family moved to New Mexico when he was eight years old, first to Alamogordo then to Ruidoso where he graduated from Ruidoso High in 1961. In 1965 he joined the Army and was stationed in Panama as a heavy equipment operator.
In 1968 he married Sandy Shaw and had two wonderful sons, Chad and Corey.

Over the years Jerry worked in construction but his love was operating heavy equipment.

Preceding Jerry in death is a brother and sister, his son, Corey and his father and mother and a niece, Becky.

Jerry is survived by a son, Chad(Sherry) Reynolds; grandchildren, Joey(Cheyenne) Jarvis, Dusty Reynolds and Ashley Reynolds(Caleb); great grandchildren, Erika, Loren and Lane Jarvis; his brother, Herman D. (Kathy) Reynolds; sister, Janie Lester, several nieces and nephews. His caregiver and friend, Sandy Shaw and fur baby, Punkin.

He loved his family and working hard and caring for friends.

A graveside service will be Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 A.M. in the Capitan Cemetery.

The family has requested memorials to Melanoma Cancer Research.


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  1. Laura A. Farmer

    I am so sorry. Haven't seen you all in a long time, but remember our
    kids playing together when we worked at the bank. Both you and Jerry
    hold fond places in my memories!

  2. Jonathan and Kenna Payne
    Ruidoso, NM

    Dear Chad Reynolds and Famliy
    We extend our sincere condolNces for the loss of Jerry. We hope in this sad time that you find strength in the promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, by means of a resurrection when death will be gone forever.
    Revelation 21:3-4, John 5:28
    May this hope bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.

  3. Amy Riddle-Swanson
    Menomonie, WI

    My sympathy to the family of Jerry Reynolds. He was quite the good character. I pray that your fond memories will sustain you doing this difficult time.

  4. Shawn and Melinda Wilson
    Capitan, NM

    He will be greatly missed!

  5. J.W and Marty Ware
    Orient, OH

    Sandy and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We think of you often and will be praying for you all.

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