Thomas Davies Reynolds was born on April 18, 1919 in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He graduated from Duke University and returned there, after having served as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant in World War II, to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics and join the faculty.
On December 26, 1942 when Thomas Davies was 23, he married Lillian Juanita Osborne, daughter of James (Jim) Wiley Grogan & Georgia Westmoreland, in Asheville, North Carolina.
They had the following children:
i. Lillian Rebecca (Becky)
Tom died on June 5, 1997 at age 78 and was buried in Veteran's Cemetery, Black Mountain.