Cecil Reynolds


Cecil Leonard Reynolds, professor emeritus, passed away on Sept. 3, 2017 in Willis at the age of 87 years.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1929, in Edna, to Alice (Coleman) Reynolds and William Harvey Reynolds. Cecil is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Nancy McCracken and Mary Lou Powell; and brothers, James Harvey Reynolds, Woodrow Reynolds and Jr. Reynolds. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cynthia Kaye Reynolds; brother, Clyde Reynolds of El Campo; children, Johnny Sue Reynolds and Milton Wayne Reynolds and stepchildren, Jim Fuller and Lisa Beaton (Craig). Cecil is also survived by a granddaughter, Holley Reynolds Lange; grandsons, Jeremy Lee Murphy (Chelsea) and Milton William Reynolds; step-grandchildren, Rhiannon Ryan, Trevor Payne and Megan Olson; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cecil attended schools in Edna, where he played football. He graduated high school in 1949 and served in the Korean War as a Russian Interrogator. Cecil attended the language school in Monterey, Calif., and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, during the war.

After the war, he attended the University of Houston where he received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Business Administration. He taught school in Castroville, and was the Dean of Technical Education at McClennan Community College. Cecil then began teaching at San Antonio Junior College where he remained until his retirement in 1993 as professor emeritus.

Cecil was active in several organizations. He was Business Teacher of the Year and served as president of the King William Association. While teaching at San Antonio College, he served on numerous committees and was the evening Faculty Coordinator for the Business Technology Department and the chairman of the Business Technology Department.

Cecil was an avid fisher, loved to hunt and enjoyed gardening, from which he loved to share his vegetables with friends, family and neighbors.

Funeral services for Cecil were held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. Interment followed in Allphin Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Milton Reynolds, Craig Beaton, G.G. Reynolds, Jim Fuller, Paul Gregory and Ronnie Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Encompass Home Health on Cecil's behalf at 2201 Timberloch Place Suite 225, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

Madisonville Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Please visit Mr. Reynolds' memorial tribute page at www.madisonvillefuneralhome.co where you may leave condolences for the family.