Herman Linwood Reynolds Jr., 70, of Belfast, died unexpectedly in Liberty on March 6, 2017. “Junior” was the son of the late Herman L Reynolds Sr. and Lottie May Reynolds (Coffin).

His devotion and love for God, his family and for his country was everlasting. He was a very kind man and was quick to share a story of the good ol' days over a hot cup of coffee. Rarely would he turn down a home-cooked meal. Most days you'd find him helping a friend or family member — he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He had much love for all animals. He enjoyed working on cars and taking little adventures, traveling and driving in general. An “I love you” was always the last words you'd hear from him before he left.

He was born July 27, 1946, in Belfast. He graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast in 1965. After high school, he honorably served in the United States Army for 23 years as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic He spent almost three years in Germany during the 1960s. After completing his active duty tour in 1969, he joined the Maine Army National Guard attached to the 1136th (ME.ANG) Transportation Company until his retirement in 1998. He also worked for Lane's Construction for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was predeceased by his parents and his beloved dog Blue.

He is survived by his sisters Margene Reynolds Hicks of Bandy, Va., Lucille Reynolds Boober of Bangor and brother Douglas Frost of Swanville. Also, his children Adam Reynolds and wife Diane Reynolds (O'Donnell) of Searsport, Michael Reynolds of Belfast, Arianne Clark (Reynolds) and husband Logan of Belfast, and Kristin Partridge (Ireland) and husband Jason of Bangor. Grandchildren Troy David (also ME.ANG 1136th), Shane Michael, Cody Rain and Jesse James Reynolds of Searsport, Devindale Michael Reynolds and Levi Linwood Farrell of Belfast, and Andie Leeann and Maggie Elliot Partridge of Bangor.

His celebration of life will be held March 31 at the Tarratine Tribe No. 13 IORM (Redmen Hall) at 153 Main St., Belfast from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a potluck event, so please bring a dish or a dessert.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local animal shelter. A collection will also be held at the celebration to be donated to Waldo County Animal Control.

A graveside service will be held this spring for close family and friends.