In memory of our friend,
Edward "Eddy" Michael Reynolds - K5WQG
December 31, 1941 - April 9, 2021

Obituary from Klein Funeral Homes

Edward M. Reynolds was born in Dallas, Texas on New Year’s Eve, 1941, and passed away in Tomball, Texas on April 9, 2021. He was a storied character who went from a life traveling with famous musicians to being a computer programmer developing patents, and many things in between. His favorite hobby was traveling the world on HAM radio DXpeditions.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Janie Reynolds, and his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Reynolds.

Edwards is survived by his brother, Robert “Bob” Reynolds, dear friends DeDe Drexler and Tom Drexler, Bob Walworth, his HAM radio friends, Saddle River Range friends, and the many additional lives he touched all along the way. He will be deeply missed.

A celebration of Edward’s life will be held at 2pm on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main, Tomball, TX 77375.

In his own words (from

The city of Tomball is located just a few miles northwest of Houston, TX.

Some history about Tomball, Texas:

Just after the turn of the 20th Century this small railroad stop and surrounding community was named Peck, Texas, but soon that all changed. In ceremonies held on December 2, 1907 at the now historic downtown depot, Peck was renamed Tomball in
honor of the man responsible for routing the railroad and its operations through the small town - his name was Thomas Ball.

Thomas Ball was a former congressman, practiced law in Houston, was three-time mayor of Huntsville, Texas and is known as the “Father of the Port of Houston”. By bringing rail service to the community, Ball virtually ensured the growth that
would follow for years to come.

As the city continued to grow and prosper over the next 25 years, residents had little idea of the economic boon that was about to gush into their lives. It was on May 27th, 1933 when the Humble Oil Company struck oil southwest of town
earning Tomball the nickname, “Oiltown USA”.  Humble Oil Company, now known as Exxon, and more than 20 other energy companies worked the fields around the City for many years producing more than 100 million barrels of oil and 316 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

One major player, the Humble Oil Company, struck a deal with the town through which they would provide gas free of charge to the residents in exchange for rights to drill on the land. This agreement lasted until 1988, when the reservoirs began to
be depleted.

Of course, that's about the time I moved to Tomball  :-(

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