Wilbur Valade McReynolds was born October 25, 1941 in Mount Clemens, MI to Exie and Trannie McReynolds. He was the first of five children (Wilbur, Russell, Esther, Lloyd and Chris) born to this union. There will be a memorial service Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Wilbur attended the elementary, middle and high schools of Mt. Clemens, MI. He received a full four-year scholarship to Michigan State University. With B.A. and M.A. degrees, Wilbur worked towards Math and Actuarial studies. He became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. After college, Wilbur traveled to St. Louis, MO to work for McDonald-Douglas Company. There he met his first wife, Faye Parker and started his family with two boys, Darius & Petey and one girl, Tiffany. Years later the family moved to New York, NY where he worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Later in life Wilbur married Sandra Ash. From this union two more boys were born, Tristan and Theone. As a divorced man in retirement, Wilbur moved back to the family home in Fayette, AL where he became a member of Peaceful Rest M.B. Church, under the leadership of Pastor Jerry L. Bridges. There he worked as an Ordained Deacon, serving in many church capacities. Wilbur was at church on time, rain or shine! Wilbur rode his bike/bikes all over Fayette. He said he "didn't have to buy gas or change the oil." He was an avid book reader. He read the Bible yearly, Genesis to Revelations. He loved and enjoyed his extended Henry-Holliday Family. He put together the first H/H Family Reunion book in 1978. He always encouraged high school students to continue on to college. Wilbur is preceded in death by his parents, Exie and Trannie McReynolds; grandparents, Bert and Luberta McReynolds; stepmother, Katerene Loftis and brother, Chris McReynolds. Wilbur is survived by his four sons, Darius, Petey, Tristan and Theone McReynolds; one daughter Tiffany (Sunder) Sattlefield; one sister, Esther L. McReynolds; two brothers, Russell and Lloyd McReynolds; two grandchildren, Sunder and Stacey Sattlefield; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a church fund of your choice.