St. John's Cemetery Individual Record

David Leonhardt Reinhardt

David Leonhardt Reinhardt
(March 22, 1935 -- December 31, 2015)

Section: 56
Space: 4
Lot: 21
Parents: Alexander Leonhardt & Leona Deloney
Spouse: Nancy Jane Reinhardt
Place of Birth: Pensacola FL
Occupation: Business
Owner: Mrs. David V. Menge


David Leonhardt Reinhardt, 80, native of Pensacola, FL passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Mr. Reinhardt was born on March 22, 1935 in Pensacola, FL to Alexander Leonhardt Reinhardt and Leona Edna (nee, Deloney) Reinhardt. His grandfather was the Rev. J. F. W. Reinhardt, 2nd Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was baptized on Easter Sunday 1935 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pensacola. He graduated from Pensacola High School and from Concordia Lutheran Preparatory School, Austin, TX (1953). He attended Pensacola Junior College (1955) when it was still located off of Palafox Street, and obtained a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL in accounting (1957). Mr. Reinhardt was confirmed by Rev. Schrader at Immanuel Lutheran Church on April 21, 1949. He married the love of his life, Nancy Jane McGraw of Pensacola, FL at Immanuel Lutheran Church on May 27, 1956. During his career as an accountant, David worked at Saltmarsh, Cleveland and Gund (1957-63), Escambia Chemical Corp. beginning in 1963. Later he worked for L.B. Foster Corp. of Atlanta, GA. He returned to Pensacola with Hector Construction Company in 1970. Finally, from about 1972 till he retired he worked in the Comptroller's Office at the University of West Florida. Mr. Reinhardt enjoyed golf, tennis, table tennis, swimming, boating, crabbing, and all sorts of fishing. He loved catching, preparing and eating Pensacola mullet. He is a life-long and very active member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, having served as a Sunday school teacher, Congregational President, Treasurer, Elder and choir member for many years. In various congregations in Pensacola and Atlanta. He sang in the Pensacola Oratorio Society. He served many years as Treasurer for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. He served as a member of, and in 1962 Secretary of, the Warrington Civitan Club. He was very interested in genealogy and was active in the West Florida Genealogical Society. At his death he was also serving as the President of the Fairway Villas Homeowners Association.

David died peacefully in his sleep, still confessing and holding to his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, as his personal confirmation verse says, "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." (1 Timothy 6:12)

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Leonhardt and Leona Edna Reinhardt; his wife of 43 years, Nancy Jane (nee, McGraw) Reinhardt (1936-1999); and his younger son, Karl Leonhardt Reinhardt (1959-2007).

Survivors include his son, Rev. Frederick M. Reinhardt (LCMS Missionary in French-speaking Africa); five grandchildren, Paul Wayne Reinhardt of Pensacola, FL, Cody Karl Reinhardt of Atlanta, GA, Karly Marie Reinhardt of Shelby, AL, Claude Fidayi Lorempo of San Diego, CA and Aime Hessouwe Kpanakou of Pearl, MS.

Visitation will be held 5-7pm Friday, January 8, 2016 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service will be held 10:00am Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Randy Blankschaen officiating. Burial will follow at Historic St. John's Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Faxon, Mark R. Reinhardt, David Michael Kurzweg, Paul Wayne Reinhardt, Cody Karl Reinhardt, Aime H. Kpanakou, Frank B. Martin and Claude F. Lorempo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to support the sending of LCMS Missionary Rev. Gary & Stephanie Schulte if you are so moved.

Special appreciation and thanks to Maxine Ochs of Crestview, FL, Frank B. & Ann Martin, and Pat Campbell, all of Pensacola, FL.