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Funeral Arrangements Set for Former Baylor President

By: Michelle Peltier
By: Michelle Peltier

Retired Baylor University president Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds died Friday, May 25, in New Mexico. According to the University, arrangements for his funeral have been made.

Reynolds, 77, died suddenly in Angel Fire, New Mexico. He was known for working to make the world's largest Baptist university more independent. He became the school's eleventh president in June of 1981.

Reynolds retired from the Baylor presidency in May of 1995. He then served as chancellor until mid-2000.

According to Baylor, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at First Baptist Church of Waco, 500 Webster Ave. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

Dr. Reynolds' body will lie in repose at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, 6101 Bosque Blvd., until 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. His body will lie in repose later Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Paul Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor campus.

In a release sent to former students, Baylor officials say they are working with the Reynolds family to finalize plans for a campus-wide celebration of the life and contributions to Baylor University of Dr. Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers, the Reynolds family has requested that memorials be made to the Baylor Alumni Association, One Bear Place #97116, Waco, TX 76798-7116.


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