Thomas Edwin “Tommy” Reynolds, Jr. age 80, passed away peacefully at Lynchburg General Hospital on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Tommy was the son of Mike and Marguerite Reynolds, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his son, Michael David Reynolds. Tommy is survived by his wife of 47 years, Roslyn Cave Reynolds of Bedford; his son, Bryan Reynolds and wife Kim; grandsons, Adam Reynolds and Landon Reynolds of Bedford; his daughters, Ona Virginia Reynolds of Charlottesville, VA and Rose Marie Reynolds of Bedford; and his brother, Charles Reynolds of Waynesboro, VA. Tommy was a “Bedford Boy” who loved his town and his many friends. He attended Bedford High School where he was very active in sports, especially football and baseball. He was Co-Captain of the BHS Otters football team and he received many awards for his achievements. After he graduated in 1960, he attended Randolph-Macon Military Academy, Randolph-Macon College and Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1966. He also attended the University of Virginia for a year and became a fierce fan of UVA football…Go Hoos! Tommy accepted a football coaching position at Dean High School in Manassas, VA. the principal at the high school was Sherrill Coleman, his football coach at Bedford High School. Tommy’s proudest moment at the school was the year (1967) that “his” football team, the Rebels, won the District championship. His love of football never left him. Tommy moved back to Bedford and was the Personnel Manager of Hampton Looms, Inc. He worked with the Virginia Employment Commission before accepting the position as Personnel Manager for C.B. Fleet Pharmaceuticals in Lynchburg. After working at C.B. Fleet for ten years, Tommy realized that he wanted to do “something different”. He and Oscar Padgett started a swimming pool business named “Sunshine Pools”. Tommy enjoyed being his own boss and he decided to expand into real estate development and construction. In 1987, Tommy and Oscar, along with Al Persinger and Don Rowe, planned and built Carriage Hill Retirement Home. Tommy delighted in the fact that he was able to find new business opportunities in and around Bedford. This was his joy. However, he also found time to become involved in numerous civic organizations until his health began to decline. For the past three years, Tommy resided at Cardinal Senior Assisted Living in Bedford. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the nursing staff at Cardinal and to his special caregiver Bonnie Francis. TOMMY MADE A GIANT FOOTPRINT IN BEDFORD AND HE WILL BE MISSED. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Main Street United Methodist Church, 212 East Main Street, on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Bedford. The Rev. Dr. Dawn Compton will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, (Bedford) and Henry Funeral Home (Staunton, VA).