Sidney Reynolds

Sidney Duane Reynolds, 76, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Sid was born in Dodge City, Kan., on Aug. 11, 1937. His parents, Sidney Easton and Velma M. Reynolds; and his sister, Virginia Reynolds Ashcraft preceded him in death. Sid graduated from Dodge City High School in 1955. After playing a season of minor league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he studied engineering at Kansas State University and graduated in 1959. He continued studies at Kansas State and received his masters in economics. While earning his master's degree at Kansas State he met his future wife, Carol E. Starosta. They were married Sept. 1, 1962, in Dodge City. The newlyweds moved to Chattanooga where Sid began his career with Tennessee Valley Authority. Sid spent his entire career at TVA and retired in 1995 as acting vice president of Customer Group. He loved his work. He treasured his memories of all the wonderful people he had the pleasure to work with over the years. Sid Reynolds loved life and lived it to its fullest. He found great joy in spending time with friends and family. He loved tennis, fishing, snow skiing, working in the yard, finding a bargain, telling stories, traveling, talking about farming, cheering for his K-State Wildcats in any sport, helping others and meeting new people. He was a coach, a mentor, and friend to everyone who was fortunate enough to cross his life's path. He was one of a kind. Sid is survived by Carol, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Rebecca Sullivan (husband Ross, children, Wyatt, Reynolds and Emerson), of San Anselmo, Calif.; daughter, Heather Park (husband Ted, children, Sidney and Easton), of Concord, N.C. A celebration of life service for Sid will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 31, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Neal will be officiating. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to The First-Centenary United Methodist Church: Inner-City Ministry or the charity of your choice. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements have been entrusted to Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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