John Thomas “Tom” Reynolds, age 75, of Charlotte C. H., VA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 10, 2017.    Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Norvell and Mildred Reynolds; and his daughter, Robin Laurine Reynolds.  He was born and raised in Charlotte Court House, VA.  Tom graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in 1960, graduated from Ferrum Junior College in 1962, and graduated from the University of Richmond in 1964, with a B. S. in Business Administration.  He obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from William & Mary College in 1973.

Tom was previously employed by Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock, and by the City of Newport News as Director of Personnel. Upon returning to Charlotte County he was employed by Southside Virginia Community College from 1994 until 2008, as Dean of Work Force Development and Director of Continuing Education.

Tom was previously married to ZeeWillis White Reynolds of Newport News, VA, the mother of his two children, John and Robin.

He was a Sunday School teacher at Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church and Treasurer of The Charlotte Methodist Charge.

His hobbies included farming, gardening, collecting Baseball cards, collecting Beanie Babies, and family card night at his home on Friday nights.

Tom is survived by two brothers, Robert L. Reynolds (Cheryl), and Jack W. Reynolds (Kary) all of Charlotte C. H., VA; three sisters, Betty R. Scruggs of Glen Allen, VA; Linda R. Burden (Joseph) of Farmville, VA, and Barbara R. Sheffield (Chuck) of Green Bay, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was dearly loved by all. It was never about him but always about others. He took great pride in helping others and seeing them succeed. He was a very generous person, kind, thoughtful, a lover of nature, and he loved to fish.  He will be greatly missed by his family and his two faithful dogs, Butter Bean and Snaps.

A Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017, in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C. H., VA. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church. In lieu of Flowers the family requests you consider a donation to Patrick Henry Boys Home of Red Hill, VA, or the Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church Building Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Charles Newton

    13 December 2017 5 years ago

    To the family,

    Sorry about your loss. I was glad that I
    Charles O. NewtonI

  2. Lee Reynolds

    13 December 2017 5 years ago

    We were so sorry to hear of our dear friend Tom’s passing. He was truly a southern gentleman who was well liked and well respected. Our sympathy to Tom’s family and hope that their fond memories will comfort them in the days ahead.

  3. Herman P. Harding

    19 December 2017 5 years ago

    So sorry to learn of the passing of Tom , I knew him back to high school days . May Jesus the Christ comfort each heart of the family and loved ones .

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