Robert “Swifty” Reynolds November 21,1943 ~ July 1, 2013
Robert E. “Swifty” Reynolds, 69 of Fayetteville passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at his home. He was born November 21, 1943 in Fairborn, Ohio to Glennie Reynolds and Hattie Beaulah Swiney Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Larry, and a daughter Shelly Renee. Survivors include his beloved wife of 47 years, Sandra Jo Huff Reynolds; three daughters, Rebecca Ann Reynolds-Gilmer and husband Bradley of Fayetteville, Glenda Renee Eden and husband Kenneth of West Fork, and Kimberly Jane Steinbrugge and husband Danny of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Nancy Mayfield, husband Bob and nephew Robert of Hartman, Arkansas; grandchildren, Ava-Sophia Gilmer and Maxim Gilmer both of Fayetteville; Allison Eden and Kennah Eden both of West Fork; and Stacy, Scottie, and April Dawn Steinbrugge all of Dayton, Ohio. “Swifty” will be remembered as a man who loved spending time with his family, tending to the yard, going to Razorback baseball games, and visiting with anyone who would listen. He had a great sense of humor and was known to pull a prank from time to time. He was a kind, likeable, and charismatic man who genuinely cared for his neighbors and his community. He constantly showed this through his volunteer and civic work, which included being a Springdale volunteer fireman, running the Red Cross at the Razorback football games, serving as a deputy sheriff, and serving on the Fayetteville Planning Commission and as Fayetteville Alderman on the city council for 14 years. He had a strong work ethic and was able to live out the ‘American Dream’. He accomplished much in his career, which included managing Swift Meat Co. as well as mediating labor and management disputes for Swift on several occasions, and owning-operating Rogers Rec. on Dickson Street for over 20 years. (He would tell the folks down there today that the pecking order is still in effect!) In retirement, his grandchildren became the center of his world, and he indulged them in ice cream and sweets whenever he could get away with it. He will always be loved and cherished by his family. The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 and 10 – 11 AM on Friday, July 5, 2013. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday at the Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
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