WATERTOWN, NY — Gordon Ralph Reynolds went to be with the Lord on Aug. 28, 2020, at age 69.
Born Dec. 7, 1950, in Carthage, the son of the late Ralph and Gladys Reynolds, he graduated from Carthage Central High school and went on to get a political science degree from Oswego State. In 1971 he entered the Peace Corp and did a stint in Dahomey, Africa (present day Benin.) He would later receive a BS in Biology from Houghton College.
He met his wife, Debra, in the high school band. They married 10 years later on July 29, 1978.
Gordon was a contract administrator in the Directorate of Contracting at Fort Drum, NY, where he worked for 27 years before retiring in 2012.
For many years he was an active member of the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, holding many positions within the church which included Sunday School Teacher, Trustee and Church Secretary.
When not working or volunteering he was an avid sports follower and die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed meteorology and weather watching. He especially savored yearly vacations to the Adirondacks with his family.
Gordon is survived by his wife Debra Reynolds, Watertown; his son and daughter-in-law Tyler and Julie Reynolds of Ballston Lake, NY; and a brother Gerald (Gerry) Reynolds of Riverdale, NJ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Gladys Reynolds.
The family wishes to thank the staff on the 8th floor of Samaritan Keep Home, for the wonderful care, compassion and love they gave Gordon during the past 2 ½ years.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Carthage Church of the Nazarene.
Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, located at 960 State Street in Carthage. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m in the Church with Jamie McBride, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Great Bend.
Please follow the COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required in church and please follow the social distancing rules and all the New York State requirements.