Henry “Pete” Reynolds


Henry W. “Pete” Reynolds, age 95, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born August 29, 1918 in Hillsdale, the son of Charles Owen and Fleda (McDowell) Reynolds. Pete married Phyllis M. Welker on February 6, 1947 in Hillsdale and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2003.

Pete was the former owner and operator of Reynolds Stables, spending over 40 years in harness horse racing. Pete was a member of the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association.
Pete loved to sing to fellow residents at Medical Care and at the Senior Center on Thursday nights. We will all miss his wonderful voice.

Survivors include two sons, George “Pete” (Connie) Reynolds of Ocala, Florida and William “Bill” (Marie) Reynolds of Byron Center; sister, Helen Filly of Coldwater; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren;

In addition to his wife, Phyllis, Pete was preceded in death by 8 siblings.