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Aaron Estes Reynolds, Jr.

September 28, 1944 — August 26, 2023

Blairsville

Aaron Estes Reynolds Jr. was born in Columbia County Georgia to Aaron Estes Reynolds Sr. and Myrtle Powell Reynolds on September 28, 1944.  He died on August 26, 2023 in Blairsville Georgia.  Dr. Reynolds is survived by two children Jennifer Reynolds Sanders (Alan) and Jason Reynolds (Rhonda).  He is preceded in death by his wife Janis Hawes Reynolds and his oldest son Joel.  There are six grandchildren: Catherine, Claire, Caleb, and Caroline Sanders, as well as Tanner and Caden Reynolds.  He is survived by three sisters Juanita Reynolds Whitaker (Warren), Margaret Reynolds Wiggins (Wayne), and Patricia Reynolds Lines (David) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dr. Reynolds graduated from Evans High School in 1962.  He then earned a BSA from the University of Georgia in animal science (1962-1966), and an MS from the University of Tennessee in animal husbandry and food science (1966-1968).  Dr. Reynolds interrupted his educational pursuits to serve as an Army officer in Viet Nam (1969-1970) and continued to serve in the reserves until 1979.  After his military tour he returned to UGA to complete his PhD (1970-1973), and then joined the Food Science faculty at Michigan State University (1973-1979).  He then moved back to UGA where spent the balance of his professional career in the Extension Food Science Department (1979-2005) serving the food industry not only in his native state of Georgia, but also around the world.  After his retirement, Dr. Reynolds remained active in the food industry as a much sought-after consultant.
Never afraid of getting his hands dirty, Professor Reynolds, an avid hunter, operated a deer processing business where he passed on his butchering skills to his children and others.  He also spent decades serving as a Gideon providing copies of God’s Word to others around the world.
His arrangements are in Athens at Lord and Stephens East funeral home.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM followed by the funeral and 3:00 PM and graveside service.  Reverend Harrison Bradley, former pastor of New Union Baptist Church, is officiating.
In lieu of flowers, gifts to Gideon International in honor of Dr. Reynolds are appreciated.

Lord and Stephens, East is in charge of arrangements.

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