A.L. Reynolds Jr.

Obituary of A.L. Reynolds Jr.

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A. L. Reynolds, Jr., 79, of Lakeport CA passed away suddenly on Nov. 1, 2020. Al was born in Galitin, Mo on Dec. 21st, 1940 to Alva Lee Reynolds Sr. & Virginia Lee (Reynolds) Eastwood. Al moved to Lakeport, Ca where he started the 1st grade, graduating from Willows High School. After graduation Al enlisted in the United States Marine Corp serving from 1959 to 1962 at Camp Pendleton. During this time he was deployed to the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was proud to be a United States Marine. In 1961 he married his best friend and love of his life, Judie (Zuur) Reynolds. Al and Judie had a wonderful marriage of 59 years and were blessed with four children, two girls and two boys. They lived most of their early marriage in Santa Rosa raising their children where Al worked as a parts runner for Bishop-Hansel Ford before becoming a parts manager. Al worked for several Ford agencies retiring his career at Ukiah Ford. In 1982 Al wanted to move back to Lakeport where he grew up. Al opened the Bicycle Rack. He and Judie together were co-founders of the first BMX race track in Lakeport. Upon retirement he enjoyed watching his boys play sports, becoming a papa, collecting Roy Rogers memorabilia, volunteering at the senior center, delivering flowers for Flowers by Jackie, ushering at St. Mary's church and volunteering at the CHP office in Lake County. Al was a very active and youthful guy. He enjoyed many things,such as camping, fishing, dirt bike riding, 1970s Oakland A's games, driving race cars at the Lakeport Speedway, walking his dog Bodie, and restoring many old cars over his lifetime. Al played a integral role in bringing CYO basketball to St. Rose school. What made Al the happiest was his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Al is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judie Reynolds; his daughters, Kristin Reynolds and Kelly (Robert) Schmdit; son, Kory (Julie) Reynolds; brothers, Monte Reynolds, Gary Eastwood, Jerry Eastwood; sister, Verna Petershon; grandchildren, Justin, Jennifer, Kari, Meghan, Jason, Hillary, Katie, Kelcie, and Kortnie; 9 great-grandchildren; Aunt Shirley Ray; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Alva Sr. and Virginia; his son, Kyle Reynolds; and sister, Rita Collins. Family prefers donations in his memory be made to the Kyle Reynolds Basketball Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1312 Lakeport, CA 95453.
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