Clay Reynolds is a member of the Big Coffin Hunters and has followed Eldred Jonas since he was fifteen. Roland Deschain and his ka-tet encounter him in Hambry. He is smarter than Roy Depape but not as sly as Eldred Jonas, a vain womanizer, and walks with his left foot turned in.
His deep-seated resentment of Kimba Rimer after Rimer's off-hand comment about Reynolds's cloak meant that when Mayor Thorin was killed by Roy Depape, he took his revenge by killing Rimer. Both acts were done in the hopes of further framing the three gunslingers, Roland, Cuthbert and Alain, .
Eventually Reynolds and Coral form a gang of bank robbers. Reynolds is captured by the sheriff in the town of Oakley along with the remainder of his gang that survived the shootout and hanged.