Sammy Reynolds

Sammy Lee Reynolds

Thursday, January 1st, 1942 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Sammy Lee Reynolds, age 78, of Waxahachie, passed peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living Community in Austin, Texas. He was born on January 1, 1942 in Waxahachie, Texas, to Roy Edward and Evelyn (Curry) Reynolds. He grew up in Waxahachie, Texas and graduated Class of 1960 from Waxahachie High School. During his time at WHS, he played both Basketball and Baseball, served as Vice President of his Freshman and Senior class, was Prince of his Sophomore class and was voted Most Handsome his Junior year. Sammy earned an athletic scholarship to Texas Christian University and played First Base for the Frogs. During the 1963 season, he and his teammates broke two all-time records: winning 16 straight games and finishing with a 21-4 record. Sammy graduated from TCU having earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. He married Judy Thompson in 1963. Together they had two daughters and resided in Fort Worth, Texas. Sammy worked as Founder and President of Environmental Bacteria Corporation until his retirement in 2017.

Sammy is survived by two daughters: Colby Krause (Kurt) and Angie Ratliff (Jeff); six grandchildren: Chandler, Carson and Carter Krause and Jefferson, Fletcher and Evelyn Ratliff. He is also survived by one niece and two nephews and a host of beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Philip Payne Reynolds.

A family graveside service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, May 23 at Hillcrest Burial Park with Jeff Reynolds officiating. There will be a larger Celebration of Life with family and friends to be scheduled at a later date.

Sammy loved his sports and he loved his Horned Frogs. He was a proud son, brother, father and uncle, and he will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Sammy’s memory to the Dutch Meyer Scholarship Fund at TCU, c/o TCU Lettermen’s Association, TCU Box 29714 0, Fort Worth, Texas 76129.
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    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Hillcrest Burial Park
    Hillcrest Burial Park
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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Jacquelyn Kays

Posted at 09:38am
There is this unwritten rule in nursing that says you are not to show your emotions when caring for your patients and that you are not to get emotionally attached to them. Only a robot would be able to maintain this code in my opinion and that was especially true with “Sammy”. I had the opportunity-no, the honour- of taking care of him during his last months with us. I knew him as a gentle soul yet strong. I will miss our small talk about sports and our light hearted banter. My thoughts go out to Colby, Kurt, Angie, his grandkids and the rest of his family during this time. May he Rest In Peace.

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