Services for Balem Benjamin McReynolds, age 80, of Kodak, TN, formerly of Enid, are at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 31, 2019 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Vernon Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with the United States Army to perform military honors. Visitation is from 1:00 to 1:45 pm Friday, prior to the start of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
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Balem was born August 17, 1938 in Great Bend, Kansas to John and Maymie McReynolds, and passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Balem was a simple man, and was always willing to help others in their time of need. Whether it was a ride to work, or a helping hand, he had a giving spirit and a heart of gold; never expecting anything in return. He loved spending time with his family, his neighbors and his friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Maymie McReynolds; wife Gloria Mae McReynolds; sister, Nancy Kuntz. He is survived by two children, Rickey McReynolds, Sr., and wife Ana, of Kodak, TN; Kay Ann McReynolds, of Enid; two step-sons, Kevin Usry, of Enid; Will Keith Usry, of Paradise, LA; eight grandchildren, Rickey McReynolds, Jr., of Sevierville, TN; Matthew McReynolds, of Ponca City, OK; Katie McReynolds, of Sevierville, TN; Rocky McReynolds, of Enid; Carrie Usry, of Enid; Lisa Hartfiel and husband Andrew, of Enid; Amy Nease, of Drummond; Mandy White and husband Del, of Virginia Beach, VA; as well as five great-grandchildren, Trevor Usry, Kyle Martin, Cameron Hartfiel, Hannah Nease ; and Brianna Miller. He also leaves Walter Larkin and wife Shari, of Pond Creek; whom Balem considered part of his family.
Memorial contributions in Balem’s name may be made to the Jefferson Park at Dandridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
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