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Kenneth Michael Reynolds

May 4, 2021

Obituary

“Celebration of Life Honoring “

Sunrise: January 15, 1951                                                                           Sunset: May 4, 2021

Kenneth Michael Reynolds died of the age of 70, at Season’s Hospice in Wilmington Hospital during a long battle of medical issues. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He joined the military during his high school years and earned his high school diploma during his military career. 

He served honorably in the Marines, with a career as a medic and drill sergeant. He was also a part of the Marine 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, achieving the rank of Sergeant.  He frequently established that the Marines taught him the value of discipline, teamwork, and investing in his country.  He was part of the H&HS Unit, Personal and Family Readiness program where he assisted Marines and family members with support of the challenges of the military lifestyle. He would often explain to his family how these values contributed to his success within his military career.   His most outstanding devotion was to the military, where anyone who came in contact with him knew how proud he was to serve during a difficult time within the Vietnam War.

He also had an impressive work ethic and a go-getter.  He believed in enjoying life and always on the go.

Upon leaving the military, he received several awards, the Combat Action Ribbon purple heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1*, and the Rifle Marksman Badge.  

In his last years, he resided in the Veterans Hospital, where he had a host of friends and often discussed the life of being in the military.  He also would usually state “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful).

Kenneth M. Reynolds was born to Dorothy Mae Clarke and Willie Ed Reynolds, who are deceased.  Mr. Reynolds is survived by his sister Betty Reynolds and two children Shavonna Vincent Hall & Deidre Smith Queens. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces Nicole Reynolds, Lydia Tanksley,  nephews Anthony Reynolds and Eric Kennon and a host of relatives and friends.

Going home service will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday May 13, 2021 at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, Delaware where friends may call beginning at 11:00 am.  All attending will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing to maintain compliance with State COVID-19 Regulations.  Admittance will be regulated.  A committal service will be held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday May 24, 2021.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 13, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Beeson Funeral Home
2053 Pulaski Highway
Newark, DE 19702

Funeral Service
Thursday
May 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Beeson Funeral Home
2053 Pulaski Highway
Newark, DE 19702

Committal
Monday
May 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701

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