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Thomas Richard Reynolds

April 11, 1946 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 76)


Thomas Richard Reynolds, age 76, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. Richard was born April 11, 1946 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Dorothy Buckalew and Tom Reynolds.

Richard was a 1964 graduate of Kings Mountain High School. He married the love of his life, Cecile Williams on January 1, 1965.


Richard was retired Police Chief of Kings Mountain Police Department where he served the community of Kings Mountain for over 30 years. After retiring from Kings Mountain Police Department, Richard continued to serve the citizens of Cleveland County as a deputy of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department for 15 years.

Richard was a faithful member of the First Wesleyan Church of Kings Mountain. Richard's passion and friendships evolved around the Midway I and Midway II fishing lakes in Kings Mountain where he loved to fish. Most of all, Richard loved and served his family with all he could give.


Richard is survived by his wife, Cecile Williams Reynolds; his son Mike Reynolds (Teresa) of Greenville, SC; and his son Todd Reynolds (Michelle) of Trinity, NC;  his granddaughter Elizabeth Reynolds Ottaway (Alek) of High Point, NC; his grandson Andrew Reynolds of Greensboro, NC; his sister Chris Moudy of Kings Mountain, NC and his aunt Colleen Tate of Kings Mountain, NC.

Richard was preceded in death by his father Tom Reynolds, his mother Dorothy Buckalew Reynolds and his infant brother Michael Colon Reynolds.

Richard leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish his memories.

A visitation for Richard will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM at First Wesleyan Church, 505 Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00 PM. Committal will follow the service in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC.

Attending current and retired Law Enforcement Officers are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers and reserved seating will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 505 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086,

Richard's family would like to thank Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain, NC for assisting Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive, Greenville, SC. with arrangements.

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June 18, 2022

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
First Wesleyan Church
505 N Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Celebration of Life
June 18, 2022

2:00 PM
First Wesleyan Church
505 N Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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