Professor Arvin Reynolds 1927 - 2016
Arven D. Reynolds, 89, of Lincoln died July 21, 2016. Born on January 9, 1927, to William and Eleanor Reynolds. Married wife Barbara on December 27, 1949, in Scottsbluff. A WW II veteran with the US Army AirCorp. Retired executive director for Continuing Legal Education for Nebraska Bar Association. He touched many lives throughout his career in public and higher education. Lifelong Husker andYankee fan.
Survived by wife, Barbara; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Patricia Reynolds of Texas; son, Rand Reynolds of California; daughter and son-in-law, Simera Reynolds and Dennis Clifton of Lincoln; grandchildren, Brent and Nicole Reynolds and Rachel Lade; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kylie, Faith, Jude. Piper and Kennedy; sister, Ruth Johnson of South Dakota. Preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service: 3 p.m., Monday, August 1, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Private internment, Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to VFW Post 10648, C/O Brent Reynolds, PO Box 125, Hickman, NE 68372.
It is my sad duty to let you all know that one of the nicest and greatest of our JFK College professors died recently in Lincoln. Arven Reynolds who taught at JFK from 1967 to the college's closing in 1975 died on July 21, 2016. Mr. Reynolds who later served as Academic Dean for the college was 89 years old. I remember as a freshman in the fall of 1967, he was named advisor to the Class of '71 and was there to help us through those first months of college life. And did he look like a college professor, his rich baritone voice, his pipe and could quote Shakespeare freely. If Hollywood would send out to casting, he would have gone the part. Unknown to many of in the last year's of the college, he was willing to forgo his salary so many of his student's could graduate. Later after the college closed he became the Executive Director for Continuing Legal Education in Nebraska, which is where our paths crossed again when I was President of the Nebraska State Social Studies Council. I'm sure many of us who went into education, used Mr. Reynold's as a role model. I did attend his funeral as a representative of the Alumni Association and share for all of you to Mrs. Reynold's and her children the memories many of us shared of him.