Charles L. Reynolds

Published 9:39 am Saturday, January 9, 2021

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August 17, 1934 – January 6, 2021

God is Good All the Time 

Charles L. “CL” Reynolds, 86, of Columbia, NC, was called home Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Vidant Chowan Hospital, in Edenton, NC, and is now resting with his Savior he so tirelessly served.

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Mr. Reynolds was born in Tyrrell County on August 17, 1934, to the late Henry Lewis Reynolds and Bertha Dillon Reynolds. He was married to Carrie Jackson Reynolds on June 8, 1958, in Columbia, NC.

After high school, Mr. Reynolds served in the U.S. Army. Upon leaving the Army in January of 1957, he attended barber school at the Institute for Barbering in Durham, NC. He barbered first in Columbia, NC with Alfred Ward and then moved to Manteo, NC in December 1958 and took up barbering with Tom Russell. In 1964, he opened his own shop in Manteo, occupying 3 locations over the next 45 years and eventually partnering with his son, continuing the barbering legacy. In the spring of 2009, he and Carrie moved back to their hometown of Columbia, NC where he set up a shop in his backyard and also continued to cut hair in Manteo 1 day each week. It is estimated Mr. Reynolds cut over 500,000 heads in his career.

Mr. Reynolds began another passion of part-time ministerial work at Cape Hatteras Mission in 1993 and over the years pastored at Kitty Hawk Baptist, Swan Quarter Baptist, Outer Banks Baptist, Creswell Baptist, Sladesville Baptist and recently has been the pastor at Engelhard Baptist Church for 12 years.

Mr. Reynolds was a man of many talents and touched many lives over the years. He never let a customer go without a fresh haircut, even if it meant going to them, wherever they may be. He loved puzzles that would baffle the average human mind. His shop is full of memorabilia from his customers and family. If you were hungry, he usually had some fresh popcorn to munch on. He had a love of 2-wheeled transportation, whether it be a motorcycle, bicycle, moped, or scooter. If you ever needed anything, he was there. Funerals, weddings, and regular visits to those in need were part of his routine.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Carrie, his sister Amanda Frymier of Plymouth, NC, a daughter and three sons: Tara Johnson and husband Lee of Elizabeth City, NC, Kurt Reynolds and wife Joanne of Columbia, NC, Charles Reynolds and wife Tammy of Greenville, NC, and Benjamin Reynolds and wife Bridget of Manteo, NC. He has eleven grandchildren: Eli and Jared Johnson; Farley and Lauren Reynolds; Landon, Wiley, and Makenna Reynolds; Daven, Gabe, Shane, and Hank Reynolds. He has four great-grandchildren: Calvin Johnson; Brandon Ray Baugher II; Delton and Graham Reynolds. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews across NC, TN, and VA.

A private graveside service will be held at Soundside Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

All the Time God is Good 

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.