RISING STAR - Charles A. Reynolds died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Dripping Springs, Texas at the age of 84.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at the cemetery in Rising Star, Texas, with a reception to follow at the Starlite Cafe in Rising Star. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Charlie’s life.

Charlie was born on Aug. 26, 1935 on his parents’ farm outside of Rising Star, Texas to Martha Harriett Sandel Reynolds and William Fulton Reynolds. He graduated from Kermit High School in 1954. He was a talented singer and attended The University of North Texas on a music scholarship and graduated with a degree in Communications. He earned a Master of Arts in Communications from Baylor University. He was married twice. He was a college professor at Baylor University, The University of Kentucky, and Southern Methodist University.

He then became a salesman and sales manager in the graphic arts industry for a number of years, before returning to college teaching. He retired after many years from Tarleton State University where he advised the school newspaper, The JTAC, and the school yearbook, The Grassburr, and taught speech. He continued to teach speech part time at Cisco Junior College and Ranger College after his retirement.

Charlie was a lifelong lover of horses and bred horses for show and racing. He was a man with many friends who will remember him for his story telling and his big laugh.

Charlie is survived by his son Cole Reynolds, and grandchildren Casey Reynolds and Lane Reynolds, all of Dripping Springs.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Martha Harriett Sanders, and brothers, Frank Reynolds of Stephenville, Texas and Bob Reynolds of Manila, Philippines.

Condolences can be sent to the Reynolds family, 1505 E. Gatlin Creek Rd., Driftwood, TX 78619.