Edward Hays Reynolds Obituary, Death – Edward Hays Reynolds III, the spouse of Cherry Dillard Reynolds, lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease on May 11, 2023, after fighting the disease for 27 years. He was buried in Greenville on May 11th, 2023. He was the son of Edward Hays and Suzanne Reynolds, both of whom have passed away, and was born on October 20, 1951. After 28 years of service with the Reynolds Company, Hays decided to retire and spend more time with his family. After then, he finished his professional life working with C. Dan Joyner Commercial.
He spent his childhood exploring the creeks of Pawleys and Litchfield in search of fish and looked forward to the many opportunities to go hunting at the Hermitage Plantation. Hays is going to miss his numerous friends, especially his fraternity brothers from Presbyterian College, the people he grew up with, and the people with whom he worked for so many years. He had a reputation for giving close pals memorable nicknames that they still use to this day. Even up until the very end, he maintained his signature sense of humour and wry wit. He was well-known and cherished by everyone he met.
Hays’s eldest son, Hays IV, passed away before to his father’s passing. Hays’s wife, Cherry, as well as his children and their spouses, Charlie (Heather) and Lee (Zach) Freeman, as well as his grandchildren Hank, Coleman, Hays, Cooper, Charlie, Reynolds, and George, survive him. He is also survived by his siblings Lex (Lib), Susan, Jackie (Parks) McLeod, and Neel (Pam), in addition to a large number of nieces and nephews. Lex is also known as Lib. Susan is known as Jackie. In addition, he is survived by his children Charlie (Heather) and Lee (Zach) Freeman, as well as his grandchildren Hank, Coleman, Hays, Cooper, Charlie, Reynolds, and George.
The Reynolds family would like to express their gratitude to the countless individuals who have showed their love and support to Hays and his family, particularly during the last few months of Hays’s life. Throughout this arduous road, your continuing friendship has been a rock-solid source of support. During Hays’s final days, the compassionate caregivers at the Blake and the Pines, Dr. Kathleen Woschkolup, and the staff at Agape Hospice took care of him and nourished all of us. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of these individuals.
Hays possessed an incredible sense of resolve to keep going in spite of the difficulties that life presented to him. He led by example for all of us with the help of his devoted family, supportive friends, and hilarious sense of humour. The memorial services will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 AM. After the service, the family will be hosting a reception at their house from immediately after the service until 3:00 pm.
“I have finished the race, I have fought the good fight, and I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:1-7 (KJV)