John Christopher Reynolds, 48, died January 6 at his home in Orlando, Fla.
Born in Whitesburg to James L. Reynolds and the late Wanda Rogers Reynolds, he was graduated from Whitesburg High School and Eastern Kentucky University where he majored in Police Administration.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, and had a career as a police officer.
Mr. Reynolds had served four years with the Fayette County Sheriff ’s Office in Lexington, followed by almost 17 years of service with the Winter Park Police Department in Winter Park, Fla.
He was retired in 2019 as a Master Police Officer and had worked in patrol, as a detective, and most recently, a school resource officer.
Mr. Reynolds was a devoted Whitesburg Yellowjacket and Kentucky Wildcat fan.
Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Aurea Middleton; a daughter, Ava Elizabeth Reynolds; a son William Henry Reynolds; three sisters, Donna Reynolds, Ramona Reynolds- Netto and husband Paulo, and Suzy Heinbockel and husband John; two brothers Birt and wife Scali, and Rodger and wife Melissa.
Mr. Reynolds was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clel and Lucille Rodgers; his paternal grandparents, Joe and Irene Reynolds; and an uncle, Buz Rodgers.
He will be buried in a private ceremony at the Hall Cemetery in Ermine.
In lieu of flowers or other memorials, it has been requested that gifts be given in his memory to The Fraternal Order of Police of Winter Park – Lodge 64, P.O. Box 1747, Winter Park, FL 32790; or Friends of Winter Park Police and Fire Department Inc., c/o Jim Huckeba, P.O. Box 2212, Winter Park, FL 32790.