Services for Rick Reynolds, 71, of Tyler, will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Pike Wisner officiating.
Burial will follow in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Rick passed away July 12, 2013, at Mother Francis Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1941, in Acme to Walter and Faye Chism Reynolds.
Rick grew up in West Texas and graduated from Midland High School. At the age of 16, Rick started in radio at station KOSA in Odessa. While serving in the National Guard, he continued to work in radio. His early radio career included being an original flying disc jockey between Dallas and San Antonio. He was responsible for "breaking" five singles that turned into gold records. While working KONO in San Antonio, Rick was included as a top 100 disc jockey alongside Wolfman Jack in 1972, soon after becoming program director. While serving as Program Director/General Manager and owner of his radio stations, Rick served in many roles in his community. These included, president of The United Way, The Rotary Club
, Toys for Tots, March of Dimes and The American Heart Association, as well as being a MDA supporter.
In 1974, Rick arrived in Tyler to manage and resurrect KZEY and build K'ROZ to a winner. During the next 15 years, he started six different stations around Tyler and Longview before starting KTMJ Magic 104 then KKUS Kickin 104. In October of 1999, Rick again started an R&B format at KBLZ The Blaze and quickly took it to number one in numerous rating periods over the next 10 years. Rick retired in July 2009.
Rick was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Morris.
He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 21 years, Carol Board Reynolds, of Tyler; son, Rick Reynolds and wife Kerri, of Beaumont, and their children, Taylor, Kasey and Breanna Reynolds; son, Ronny Reynolds and wife Jennifer, of Tyler, and their daughter, Rowan Reynolds; daughter, Jennifer Hawks and husband Darren and their children, Ben, Sophia, Skyler Driessen; son, Cade Medlin and wife Ashley, of Hawkins and their son, Jagger Medlin; grandchildren, Angela Nesti, Casondra Ottowa, Katherine Ottowa and Tyler Taylor; and sister, Sherry Amex, of Dallas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Reynolds, Ronny Reynolds, Taylor Reynolds, Kenny Smith, Kasey Reynolds and Cade Medlin.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
, 1301 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, 75701.