Family Stories

Obituary of Norman Reynolds jr

REYNOLDS Norman Eben Reynolds Jr. (12-1-19 to 3-5-01), was born in Muskogee, OK, to Norman Eben and Virginia Elizabeth Boyd Reynolds . He graduated from Classen H.S. in 1937, and from the University of Oklahoma in 1941 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his law degree from OU. He served in the Pacific during WWlI as a captain in artillery. He was a director of the Oklahoma Hardware Co. He was a senior partner with the law firm of Reynolds, Ridings, Vogt & Morgan and admitted to practice and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. He served in the Okla. Legislature from 1948-54 and authored bills that brought four lane divided highways to the state. As Gov. J. Howard Edmondson's attorney, he represented the state for reapportionment. In 1962, he was appointed a Special Justice of the Okla. Supreme Court. He was founder and past board chair of Heritage Hall School. He served as Jr. and Sr. Warden at All Soul's Episcopal Church. He was the original board chair serving 10 years during the building of Canterbury Retirement Community. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Downtown Kiwanis Club, Men's Dinner Club, Sooner Dinner Club, Mayfair Dance Club, Revelers Dance Club, Okla. City Golf & Country Club, and Desert Isle Country Club (Rancho Mirage, CA). He has been recognized by Jr. Achievements Outstanding Young Man Award, Commercial Law League of America Service Award, the Journal Record Community Service Award, Phi Beta Kappa's Outstanding Alumnae Award, and Kiwanis Club's Outstanding Community Service Award. Norman will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Maxey Cooper; their 4 children, Norman III, Margaret and her husband, Arthur Hoge III, Elizabeth and her husband, Ralph Tschiemer, Robert and his wife, Susan; their 6 grandchildren, Katie & Cort Hoge, Allison, Brian & Christian Tschiemer, & Andrew Reynolds ; and cousin, Anne Lockney. Services will be held at 3:30 PM, Friday, at All Soul's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Hall Schools, All Souls Church or the organization of your choice.

The Daily Oklahoman - Friday, March 9, 2001.