Billy Lee Reynolds, founder of Carolina Pride Carwash, passed away peacefully at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC Sunday evening, December 1, 2019. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease over the last 12 years with a positive attitude. He was born in Hollywood, VA on December 19, 1935 and moved to Person County when he was a young boy. He grew up in Roxboro and remained there his entire life.

Billy was a very hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit. He began his first business as Reynolds Refrigeration Service. He also developed and started many other businesses including Carolina Pride Carwash Inc. His car wash business has existed for over 53 years and is still operated by his son, Dale Reynolds.

Billy enjoyed meeting people wherever he went. Many people experienced his generosity and big heart. He will be greatly missed.

Billy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kay Lee Perkins Reynolds; daughter Sherry Reynolds; son Dale Reynolds and wife Lorraine; and grandsons Harrison Tyler Reynolds and Lee Thomas Reynolds.

Services will be held at Roxboro Baptist Church Friday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice or to My Life Matters ( and/or Patrick Henry Family Services (

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