Roger Dee Reynolds

Born: Mon., May 5, 1947
Died: Tue., Mar. 19, 2019

Private Family Graveside Service


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Roger Dee Reynolds

Roger Dee Reynolds, 71, Robinson, IL passed away on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN after a brief illness.

Roger was born on May 5, 1947 in Robinson, IL. He was the son of Delbert and Flo V. (Rush) Reynolds. On December 17, 1966 he married Twila Ann Calvert. They were married for 52 years.

On October 2, 1967, Roger signed onto the airwaves as a full-time disc jockey and later as a salesman at WTAY/WTYE Radio in Robinson, IL where he worked for 51 years.  He hosted the “Morning Show” and the “Saturday Oldies” show for over 30 years.  Roger was famous for his super hero alter ego “Lunchman” who read school lunch menus and battled his nemesis “Weiner Man”.

Roger graduated from Hutsonville High School in 1965. Roger ran his own DJ business where he was known for his discos, dances, parties and wedding receptions. He was known by fellow music fans as “Mr. Oldies” and many considered him as the 5th Beatle. Roger also emceed and introduced performers at LTC Foundation Concerts.

He is survived by his wife Twila Reynolds of Robinson, IL; son and daughter-in-law Ryan Patrick and Jennifer Lynn Reynolds of Robinson, IL; four grandchildren Khristian James Reynolds, Kourtney Lynn Reynolds, Emerson Tucker Reynolds and Felix Patrick Reynolds all of Robinson, IL; half-sister Martha “Mart” and Erland Lingafelter of Hutsonville, IL; sister-in-law Barbara Reynolds of Robinson, IL; several nieces and nephews and former daughter-in-law Stephanie Bland Weber.

Preceding Roger in death were his parents; son Randy William Reynolds in 2014; twin sisters Brenda Fuller and Linda Shaffner; half-brother Elman D. “Buck” Reynolds and half-sister Norma Gale Hackler.

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sunday March 24, 2019 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, IL. There will be a private family graveside service at Bradbury Cemetery near West York, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

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Paula Roddy
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Cindy and sorry for the loss of your Uncle.prayers and hugs
Sincere condolences
Paula Roddy

Larry Z. Leslie
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Roger was my friend for more than 50 years. We worked together at WTAY in the late 1960s. I moved away many years ago, but Roger never lost touch. I especially enjoyed our long phone conversations. I will miss him. My condolences to Twila and the other members of the Reynolds family.

Bob and Lori Coultas
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Lori and my hearts are broken from Roger's passing. He was a long time friend and my mentor long after I worked at WTAY in the early 70s. His talented influence followed me throughout my broadcast career. His impact on the community was tremendous as he entertained several generations spanning six decades. Roger Dee is and will continue being a legend. Now he's resting eternally in the arms of a loving God. Our prayers will always include Twila and the Reynolds family.

Karen Reynolds Miller
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Uncle Roger has always been our star, our entertainment, a person of the people, larger than life in his funny nature.. Reflecting on those memories and reading the multitude of tributes is overwhelming. Not many of us in this life have touched so many with our talents. Radio was his vehicle, but love was his message. Until we meet again. I love and miss you, Uncle Roger. My heart and sympathy to you Aunt Twila, Ryan and family, Kristian, Kourtney. He will continue to live through you all and he will be so proud. ❤️ KK

DaRcy Louer
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Roger Dee touched so many people through his years at WTAY. He will be missed by many. RIP kind sir. Wherever you are playing your music now, I hope the Beatles are smiling and dancing with you.

Karen Calvert-Hunt
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Twila, I am at a loss of words but please know that You and Your Family are All in My Thoughts and Prayers. I Love You My Dear Sweet Cousin

Barbara (New) Kipple
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
So sorry to learn of Roger's passing, Twila. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and your family with His Love and Blessings. My sincere condolences, sweet friend.

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