William J. Reinhart, age 78, of Shelbyville Tenn., passed away unexpectedly at his farm on August 8, 2013. A memorial service, open to family and friends, will be held at his farm on August 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
Reinhart was a Tennessee Walking Horse owner, a staunch advocate of the breed and an author of numerous related editorials.
Born to the late George Reinhart and Jewell Dutton Reinhart of Birmingham, Ala., on December 24, 1934, he was married to the late Judith Frank Reinhart for 19 years.  
Reinhart served in the U.S. Army – Airborne Artillery from 1954–1956, earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Alabama in 1960, followed by a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Economics.

Reinhart owned and managed Walking Horse training barns from 1982 until his death. During retirement, Reinhart enjoyed fishing, staying abreast of current news and playing bluegrass music on banjo and guitar. 
Reinhart is survived by his daughter, Renee Lowery (Dr. J.A. Lowery) and one grandson, Alex Collins of Fairview, Tenn.