Chapman L. Reynolds, 91, went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on April 1, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was a World War II Veteran in the Army Air Corps, crossed the Atlantic Ocean five times by sea and five times by air. After serving twenty years in the Air Force he retired in 1964 and then his trade was an Industrial Carpenter for sixteen years where he retired from Carpenters Local 453. He and his wife where active members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17, a member of the American Legion 1 and VFW Post 2130. Mr. Reynolds was a driver for the DAV and he was presented The Driving Award for driving over 5000 miles.
He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Posey and husband Bobby of Branson, MO; son, Jimmy Reynolds and wife Barbara of West Monroe; Mitchell Reynolds and wife Marilyn of Winnsboro; daughter, Jennifer Couvillion and husband Mark of Lake Charles; step children, Sue Dela Rosa of Wadsworth, IL, David Sharp, Andrew and wife Carolyn Sharp, Danny and wife, Annetta Sharp and Melinda Sharp all of Lake Charles; sister, Mary Parker and husband Luther of Olla, LA; grandchildren, David, Christi, Greg, Bobby, Matthew, Erin, Connor, Wyatt, Christopher, Clint, Stewart and Duncan; and 19 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ann Grissom Reynolds; parents, Cephus and Wreatha Reynolds; brother, Wilmer Reynolds; sisters, Isabell and Arnell Reynolds.
The family would like to thank all their family and friends for the prayers and phone calls, also, to the nursing staff of Landmark Nursing Home, Northeast War Veterans Home of LA, Fair Park Baptist Church of West Monroe and La. Hospice for the care given to Mr. Reynolds in his last years of a long life on this earth. A special friend Connie Johnson for helping in time of extra need.
His service will be Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Bro. Eddie Shoemaker will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and resume Friday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens with full Military Honors. He always said he would live to be 100 years old. He almost made it and he will be truly missed. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com