Melburn Lee Reynolds was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 24, 1942 to M.B. and Francis Reynolds. He had one brother, Billy, who is one year younger. Melburn and Billy went to live at Enid State School in February of 1949. They have always had a very close relationship. They both came to live at Billings Fairchild Center in 1966.
Melburn always enjoyed watching old westerns on TV and totally loved John Wayne. He would often quote him saying, "Listen here, Pilgrim" or "A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do."
Melburn also loved to watch wrestling and played a lot of baseball. He had a big box of baseball cards and could often be found going through them. He enjoyed being outside and would practice "roping" skills on his "sawhorse cow." Even though Melburn had his tough side, he was also very kindhearted and would easily cry at sad situations. He also was a beautiful singer. He really enjoyed performing in the choir and was never afraid to get up on stage by himself. He sang a great rendition of "How Great Thou Art" just two months ago at Annabelle's memorial. It was beautiful!
Melburn had many, many, friends that will miss him dearly. He was always a bright spot on a dark day, making anyone thankful for one of his great hugs. He usually would give a compliment with every hug.
Graveside services will be 2pm, Monday, March 9, 2015 at Union Cemetery in Billings, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the directions of Dugger Funeral Home in Billings.