Jack W. Reynolds, age 86, of New Smyrna Beach, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Florida Hospital Memorial. Born in Detroit, Michigan, He came to this area in 2010 from Longwood.
Jack enlisted in the Air force during the Korean War and received his Jet Fighter Pilot diploma in 1954. He served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, flew over 62 combat missions between 1963-64, and was awarded the Air Medal three times. After returning to the United States he served as a supervisory instructor, flight examiner, and flight safety officer. In 1968 he was transferred to European Operations where he served as a senior flight safety officer in Germany and Spain. He retired with the rank of Major in 1971 after 20 years of service.
After retiring from the Air force, Jack relocated to Florida and began his second career as a custom home builder in the Orlando area. He held a general contractor license and belonged to the Master Custom Builders Association of Orlando. He was also a real estate broker and co-owner of Eggars and Reynolds Realty in Longwood Florida. A member of New Smyrna Masonic Lodge #149, Jack belonged to the Scottish Rite Valley of Orlando and the Bahia Shrine Temple, where he served on the building committee and was a member of the Tin Lizzie car organization.. He also served on building committee for the Wekiva Presbyterian Church in Longwood. He was president of a residential homeowner association when they lived in Longwood, and president of a condo homeowner association when they later lived on Ponce Inlet. He was a member of Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, Smyrna Yacht Club, New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and New Smyrna Beach Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jo Ann; a son, Mark (Laure) of Carlsbad, California; a daughter Julie (Mike) Seibt of Winter Springs, Florida; grandchidren, Matthew and Peter Reynolds of Carlsbad, and Eric and Ian Seibt of Winter Springs.
Celebration of Jack’s life will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 22 at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Jeffrey Sumner officiating. Committal service with full military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118.