Richard “”Rich”” Dale Reynard, 79, son of Willis and Marquerite Reynard, was born May 10, 1925, at Saylorville, Iowa. He died Dec. 2, 2004, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.He grew up in and around Des Moines, Iowa. As youth, he was active in Boy Scouts and worked for Western Union delivering telegrams on his bicycle.He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in June 1944 and stationed at Half Moon Bay, Calif.He married Ruth Allene Peatow April 17, 1945, at Houston while he was on leave visiting his parents. The Reynards left after the ceremony for Half Moon Bay. They lived there until 1947 when his enlistment ended. They had two children.After living in Waterloo, Iowa, for several years, they moved to the Houston area, where his parents had moved in 1942.In addition to farming, Mr. Reynard worked at Watson Hardware for many years and at Debo’s Hardware. He played in a country/western band, The Country Bumpkins, for more than 20 years. He served as the group’s emcee and played backup guitar. He loved to fish and camp, work in the garden and on his farm machinery, the outdoors and spending time restoring and reselling camper trailers.He was saved and baptized September 1971 and attended the First Christian Church in Houston, where he was a member for many years.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son, Terry Lee in a motorcycle accident in 1971.Surviving are his daughter, Daleene Joy Wade of Bucyrus; a brother, Jim Reynard of Clark; one sister, Greta Fink of Windsor, Colo.; and one grandson.Services were Dec. 6 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Moore and the Rev. Ben Gard officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery. “

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