Marvin “Tom” Reynolds

09/26/1935 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 05/27/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 05/28/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


Marvin T. Reynolds passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 84 years at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of the health of our community, seating is limited due to the social distancing requirement set by Governor Abbott during the services. The service will be live-streamed and will be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign a virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Marvin T. Reynolds was born on September 26, 1935, to Marvin and Flossie Carter Reynolds in Parsons, KS. Marvin married Melba Durham Reynolds on August 2, 1956, in Dallas, TX.

Tom, as he was better known by all, served as a leader in every aspect of his life. After accepting a call to ministry, Tom completed his seminary education and moved to Lubbock. Pastoring several churches in and around West Texas, Kansas, and Eastern New Mexico, he impacted the lives of many. Tom also had a 30-year career serving our country in both the U.S. Air Force and Army. He achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel and continued to change lives through the ministry of the military chaplaincy program. As a result of the work that God did through Tom, there are stronger churches, transformed marriages, and countless numbers of people whose lives were saved by the Gospel of Jesus. Tom will always be remembered as a gifted leader, a strong voice, and a consistent source of strength that others turned to when help was needed.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Reynolds; brother, Robert Reynolds; daughter, Debra, and husband, Chris Buford; two sons, Jerry, and wife, Vicki Reynolds, Daniel and wife, Barbie Reynolds; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Marvin C Reynolds, Mother, Flossie Mae Reynolds.



The family of Marvin T. Reynolds has designated the Redbud Baptist Church, 801 Slide Road, Lubbock, Texas, 79416 for memorial contributions in his memory.

Celebration of Life

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8 thoughts on “Marvin “Tom” Reynolds”

  1. Brenda Radloff

    I send strength and love during your time of transition and loss. Heaven has gained another angel.

  2. Josue "Josh" and Becky Silva

    Melba our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family at this time but we know we will gather again with Marvin. Lord Bless.

  3. A beautiful Life Tribute…I see the love of family which is a tremendous legacy to leave. Prayers of peace, comfort and the fondest of memories for you all as you walk these days.

    Much love from the Gauntt Family in Plainview, Tx

  4. Gabriela Dibala

    Grandma, you have always been a wonderful, beautiful and strong woman! You made gpa very happy during his time on earth with you! You helped him live the destiny that god had planned out for him. Grandma I’m sure he was sad to leave you behind but he knew that his wife always had some project going on so once you complete them then he’ll be happily waiting with open arms. Grandma and Grandpa you have live the best Christian marriage and I’m so proud to know that so of ur grandchildren could live a wonderful blessed marriage. Gpa I will miss you (who is going to say “I’m so proud of you and ur a great mom to lil Amber” I luv u gpa and come visit any time

  5. Thinking of you all today. What a legacy of faith and love was created through the vessel of Uncle Tom! My heart is with each of you today as you move forward and I am joyful that heaven will have a new member! My prayers are with each of you. Love you all, kim

  6. Melba,
    I am praying for you and your precious family, asking for grace and peace during this time. I just watched the service on the streaming service and it was a touching and sweet tribute to Tom’s life. I know he would be pleased. Praying God’s richest blessings on all of you.

  7. Julie Snellgrove

    What a beautiful service and testimony of a man after God’s own heart. Praying for strength and comfort in the coming days. May Jesus be near to each of you as you grieve.

    We love you,
    Brad, Julie, Josh, Caleb and David Snellgrove

  8. As I watch the (recorded) service and merge my own memories of Tom and revelation of the things Danny spoke about, my first reaction was “Danny can preach!” Then it was “Oh…”, as I understood a little more about Tom and his passion for Christ, and how it drove him. I join with the family as they grieve their loss, but no uncertainty about where he is – he is with his Lord and Savior! “It’s a great, great morning, your first day in Heaven as you stroll down the golden avenue!”

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