In Loving

Phillip “Crow” Reynolds, Jr.

February 6, 1940-June 29, 2023

Phillip “Crow” Garnett Reynolds, Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 29 at age 83. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Eldonna, and his father and mother. Crow is survived by three daughters (Lisha, Nicole, and Heather) and one sister, Faye, and three nieces (Angela, Michele, and Sherry).

In Greek, Phillip means lover of horses / fond of horses. His love of cars could easily be represented by the “horse” power in the engines he worked on. The idea of racing was apparent at an early age when he built a makeshift auto out of a neighbor’s old refrigerator. It was photographed, and the picture appeared in the evening newspaper with him and his sister sitting inside.

His friends nicknamed him “Crow” in high school because of his long legs when he ran track. His friends were given nicknames, too. His parents were called Mr. & Mrs. Crow and his sister was named “little Crow.”

He loved boating and water skiing at Naylor’s Beach, snow skiing, music, art, and auto racing. He raced in the South Jersey Region SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) in 1973. He was in a band where he sang and played the guitar, and even had sculptures on display at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There were so many areas that he excelled in, but nothing could top his love of cars…any type of Porsche to be exact!

Crow was drafted into the Army in 1963 and was stationed in Colorado Springs where he served in the Special Forces Division. He loved being in Colorado Springs where he learned to snow ski, which he continued after he returned home.

Crow was young at heart and never seemed to grow old, until he lost his wife Eldonna. In the last few years, we saw that he was getting tired. We will miss him dearly but know that he is resting peacefully.

A celebration of life will take place later this summer.