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Harry Glenn Reynolds

June 15, 1933 ~ November 16, 2018 (age 85)

Harry Glenn Reynolds, of Smithsburg, Maryland, passed away Friday, November 16th, 2018, at Meritus Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born Thursday, June 15th, 1933, in Cumberland, Maryland, he was the last of eleven children of the late Katie Lee (Duckworth) Reynolds and Harry Lawson Reynolds. Known as Handsome Harry to his family and friends, Harry enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, right up to the very end. His devotion, friendship, and love for his family were second to none. He was the greatest of husbands, fathers, and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. Harry was a 1952 graduate of Fort Hill High School. He was a math teacher by trade, retiring from Washington County Public schools in 1989 after 32 years of service. Harry also served in the United States Army, where he was honorably discharged in 1955. It was during this time that he met Joyce Elaine Tucker, his loving and devoted wife, in Gorham, New Hampshire. The two married on June 18th, 1955, in New Hampshire, and relocated to Cumberland, Maryland. After graduating from Frostburg State University in the spring of 1959, the couple moved to Smithsburg, Maryland, where Harry was offered his first teaching position at the old Smithsburg High School. Harry was one of the founding members of Smithsburg Little Sluggers, building the ball park in 1973 with other members of the local baseball community. Harry absolutely loved baseball, especially his beloved New York Yankees. He also enjoyed music, singing, and was a longtime member of the Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus. One of his favorite activities was joining family and friends at the Hagerstown City Park for band concerts on Sunday evenings in the summer. Harry was also an active member of the Hagerstown Elks Lodge #378. Harry attended St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Smithsburg through much of his life, where he was a very active member of the congregation. Harry is survived by his amazing wife of 63 years, Joyce; daughter Kathleen Reynolds and significant other Nelson Michael; daughter Harriet Hovis and husband Tim; son Glenn Reynolds and wife Cindi; son Kevin (Mick) Reynolds; grandchildren Stacy (Chicky) Wujcik and husband Alan, Jeremy Yost, Tara Rohrer and husband Travis, Branda Yeargan and husband Tom, and Alexandra Reynolds; great grandchildren Ryan, Ava, Lilly, Lucas, Leah, and Claire; brother-in-law Byron Tucker and wife Marion; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Pauline, Bernice, Evelyn, Betty, and Elouise, brothers, Jim, Ralph, Frank, Bill, and Pete, as well as his parents-in-law Warren and Doris Tucker. Services will be held Wednesday, November 21st, at 11:00 a.m., at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Avenue, Smithsburg, MD, with granddaughter Branda Yeargan officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning. Interment will be in the Smithsburg Cemetery, following services on Wednesday. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jldavisfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hagerstown Municipal Band, C/O Dawn Raynor, Treasurer, 1256 Magnolia Court, Hagerstown, MD 21742. A special note: the family would like to thank the amazing, caring staff at Meritus Medical Center for their tireless efforts keeping our Handsome Harry comfortable, happy, and loved in his final days before entering Heaven.

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