In Memory of
Allen Reynolds, Jr.
June 19, 1935 – May 28, 2023
Allen “Baby Jack” Reynolds, Jr. was called to glory on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at St. Paul’s Health Care Center in Denver. He passed away quietly after a year-long battle with heart disease and related complications. Allen was born June 19, 1935 in Atmore, Alabama to Annie and Allen Reynolds, Sr. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Margot Reynolds (nee Frank), his parents Annie and Allen Reynolds, Jr., brothers Johnny Lee, Volley and Charles Reynolds, his sisters Florastein Jackson and Annie Ruth Johnson
Allen is survived by his four adult children and their families, Joachim Reynolds and Chong Hui Han, Roman Reynolds and Shelley Reynolds, Juanita Reynolds-Sullivan and David Sullivan and Patricia Ann Reynolds and David DelHotal. Also surviving are his brother-in-law Elmo Johnson, his grandchildren, Michiah Reynolds and Tia Reynolds, Nadia Johnson and Bill Johnson, Joachim Reynolds Jr. (JR), Johnny and Travis Mulder, Jared Reynolds, Sean Reynolds, Bianca Reynolds, Portia Davenport and Nick Sechrist and Travis Howieson and Savanna Howieson. In addition, there are a multitude of cousins, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Allen grew up in Atmore, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age at Gaines Chapel A.M.E Church and graduated High School from Escambia County Training School and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army. He drilled at Ft. Gordon, GA and then was assigned to Ft. Sam Houston in Texas for his specialty training. Allen trained as an Operating Room Specialist/Medical Specialist until September, 1958 and then was assigned overseas to Germany. He was stationed at the U.S. Army 225th Station Hospital (Münchweiler, Germany) where he met his future wife, Margot Reynolds (nee Frank)†. Allen spent a total of 28 years in the Army, having been assigned to Germany several more times, again to Army 225 Station Hospital and also to the 97th General Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany (1961-1964), the 128th EVAC Hospital, Ludwigsburg, Germany (1968) and finally the 34th General Hospital and the 769th Medical Detachment in Augsburg, Germany (1968-1971). Allen spent a year in Vietnam (1966-1967) at the 57th Medical Detachment – Helicopter Ambulance (MASH), in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. Allen, by the grace of God, was sent home from Vietnam in late 1967, just months before the TET offensive. One of their main targets was Qui Nhon, and the helicopter hospital MASH unit where Allen served. Many of his unit which he served with were killed or injured during the offensive. Allen spent the remainder of his career in Fort Carson at Evans Army Community Hospital (1971-1983). He was impressively decorated. Among his medals and ribbons, he was awarded the Army Occupation Medal; Good Conduct Medal w/8th Award; Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars; Combat Medical Badge; Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm and the National Defense Service Medal w/ 1st Oak Leaf Cluster. Allen had a distinguished military career of which we are all very proud.
In 1958, Allen married Margot Frank in Chicago, Illinois. They had 4 children, Joachim, Roman, Juanita and Patricia Ann Reynolds. Allen and his family were stationed in Colorado for the duration of his service time at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Allen received an Honorable Discharge from the Army in 1983. Allen spent the remainder of his working career employed by the U.S. Postal Service, from which he retired from in 2003.
Upon retirement, Allen spent his time fishing, hunting, boating, camping and traveling often to his childhood home in Atmore, Alabama. Allen had close ties to Atmore and he visited frequently but he preferred to live in colorful Colorado. Allen was also an avid Broncos fan and held season tickets for many years.
The Family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul’s Health Care Center for their devotion and effort. We also appreciate the efforts of Brighton Hospice and Enhabit Healthcare, with a special thanks to Jeanne Burke and Shannon for the extra special care they gave Allen. We are also very grateful for the Veterans Administration for the support and accommodation they extended to our father.
Services will be held Monday June 19, 2023 at 2pm at Horan & McConaty, 11150 E Dartmouth Ave Aurora, CO 80014. Burial will be the following day, Tuesday June 20, 2023 at 9:30 am at the Fort Logan Military Cemetery, 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236 with full military honors.