Earl W. Reynolds, Sr., obituary

Sat, 05/08/2021 - 8:00pm

WALDOBORO — Earl Walter Reynolds, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 7, 2021.

Earl was born on March 14, 1933 in North Waldoboro to George and Edith Reynolds. Earl graduated from Waldoboro High School in 1950, after which time a chance meeting during a motorcycle ride in Thomaston would lead him to his wife and the love of his life, Louise Spear. Earl and Louise got married July 5, 1952 and would go on to have four children, Walter, John, Jeff and Cindy.

Earl was a life-long truck driver with a passion for family and farming. He drove cement trucks for Martin Marietta for twenty-five years until he retired to start his own earth work and construction business. Earl enjoyed many favorite past times including camping in Florida for winters, tractors and farming, raising livestock, playing country western music on his guitar, and most of all, spending time with his large, loving family.

Everywhere Earl went with his guitar, he enjoyed entertaining from singing on the radio on WRKD in the 1950s and 1960s, to any of the many birthdays or anniversaries. If Earl was at a party, everyone wanted him to sing his most requested song, The Auctioneer, and also his talent of yodeling.

He was what all men strive to be: a strong, hard-working, loving family man. He was the best “Bampa” a kid could ever have.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise Reynolds of Waldoboro; sister, Marilyn Dorr of Bangor; brothers, Philip Reynolds of Waldoboro Sherwood Reynolds of Nashville, Tennessee; children, Walter and his wife Daphne of Spruce Head, John and his wife Tracie of Waldoboro, Jeff and his wife Cathi of Augusta, and Cindy and her husband Neal Shuman of Waldoboro; eleven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

A private graveside servive will be held at the Shuman Cemetery in Waldoboro. Should friends desire, contributions in Earl’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com