DennyRayReid was born in Love Valley, NC at home on the 28th of December in 1947, during one of seven snow storms that year. At age 65, Denny passed away leaving the memories and historical events remembered by all of those who loved him. Denny began making history when he became the youngest Lt. in the Army at age 18. He went on to receive many awards in his military career. He entered the Army during the Vietnam War where he received the award of Sharp Shooter. After his military career, he built, purchased and operated several businesses. One of the most beloved was the Landmark 1849 Club in Statesville, NC, which was the first of 5 1849 Clubs throughout his live music career. He also began a demolition and grading contracting business, Planet Earth Projects (PEP), which is still known today for its efforts to aid FEMA with disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina and Andrew. Most remembered will be his personality and sense of humor. He loved people and loved life! He was a loving and caring husband, father and friend to all that met him. He will always be remembered for how he helped others throughout his life. Preceded in death by parents Pearl Beshears Reid Miller, and Wiley M. Miller, sisters Fern Jordan and Grace Linney; both of Union County, NC. Survived by wife Rebecca Stallings Reid of Raleigh, sister Shelby Coppolla of Orlando, FL; brothers Marshall and Bobby Reid of Daytona, FL and Wilkesboro, NC; respectively, sons Lance Stines, Robert and Brandon Reid, and grandsons, Alex and Luke Reid.
A celebration of Life will be planned later. Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made to www.montlawn.com
On Rebecca's behalf, I wanted make all guestbook visitors aware that A Celebration of Denny's Life will be planned for a later date.
It will NOT be held on May 18th, contrary to a prior post on this site.
She has requested that you kindly share this updated information with friends and family.
Posted by: Kristen Stocking - Holly Springs, NC - Friend Mar 08, 2013
Rebecca, We are very sorry to hear about Denny. Our love and prayers goes out to you. Wishing the best to come, we are here for you. Denny will be missed very much.
Johnnie, Linda & Family
Posted by: The Johnnie Dunn Family - Raleigh, NC - Friend Feb 28, 2013
Rebecca, I am in shock. I cannot tell you how much your special man has meant to me in the short time I was blessed with his friendship. He inspired me each time we met, lightened my spirits with his amazing wit and introduced me to you and your gifts. His incredible memory will always remain in my heart and in our home. We are here for you, to help with your load, and to carry Denny's brilliant torch and legacy into the future. Much love and huge hugs to you, today and every day.
Posted by: Kristen Stocking - Holly Springs, NC - Friend Feb 21, 2013
I will be there for you, to celebrate the never ending smile of my friend, Denny! His smiles shineF down from heaven and he's an angel in this world, I do know!
Posted by: Sonja K Stone - DeFuniak Springs, FL - Friend Feb 14, 2013
Rebecca, We're so sorry to hear about Denny. I wish we had words to comfort you and Aranda. I know she was very close to him, too. We definitely have you and your family in our thougths and prayers. Peggy