Everett Franklin Reynolds, 89, of Mineral, departed this life Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Louisa Health and Rehab Center.
Born June 22, 1932, he was the youngest of 8 children of the late John Franklin and Gennie Grimm Reynolds of the Onionville Community. Everett was a member of the Church of the Incarnation, and the last surviving, founding member of the Mineral Volunteer Rescue Squad where he held many positions and volunteered endless amounts of his time for his beloved Mineral; he ran squad for 37 years. He was a delivery driver for Duke Oil for over 30 years earning him the nickname “Dukey”. After retiring from Duke Oil, he then “helped” deliver mulch for Barton and Boyd for another 10 plus years. He was a practicing Masonic Mason of Mineral Lodge 311 for over 50 years.
Everett was an avid reader and a walking history book. He knew the history of Mineral and Louisa well and loved to share his knowledge of the old days.
He is survived by his loyal and loving son, John Reynolds, Sr. (Tina) and his grandchildren, John, Jr. and Morgan Elizabeth; one sister, Dorothy Hix and great-niece Susan Turney; sister-in-law Velma Riley along with many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Family was very important to him.
Everett was preceded in death by his wife Louise, his parents, his brothers: Buford, Clyde, and Edward; and his sisters: Lucille Novish, Ola Skwarlo, and Evelyn Cunningham.
Woodward Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. A Memorial Service along with Masonic Rites will be performed at Church of the Incarnation, Mineral Va at 1pm on Saturday, February 12, immediately followed by meet and greet with his family in the adjacent Fellowship Hall at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the remaining Volunteer Rescue Squad Units within Louisa County, those being Lake Anna, Louisa, and Holly Grove in his name.