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Mr. Denny Ray Reid Obituary


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“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...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kristen Stocking - Holly Springs, NC

“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...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: The Johnnie Dunn Family - Raleigh, NC

“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...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Kristen Stocking - Holly Springs, NC

“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...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sonja K Stone - DeFuniak Springs, FL

“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...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Peggy and Gary Holly

“Rebecca, Just to let you know that I'm thinking of you. We've all lost a one of a kind in Denny and he will be sorely missed by those of us who knew...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: April Norman - Cleveland, NC

“We had some great times togther. He was a unique individual that added spice to many lives including mine. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Staples - Statesville, NC

“I opened the newspaper today and gasped, in horror, disbelief, and finally, great sorrow. I met Denny in 1972, and we have been friends ever since. ...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Pamela Hazel - Statesville, NC

“Dear Rebecca, I am so sorry to learn of Denny's passing. When you were here at Saint Mary's School, it was always special to see you and Denny...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sarah Clark - Raleigh, NC

“Rebecca, We were so saddened to learn of Denny's passing. All who knew him have lost a true friend and a wonderful kind soul. We will miss him...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Ted and Cindy Lawhorn - Cary, NC

“Rebecca, Kathy and I were saddened to read of Denny's passing in the paper this morning. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Eddie...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Eddie Gaines - statesville, NC

“I just heard about Denny's death. All of us here are so sorry--I certainly enjoyed talking with him at our dinners, I wish I could have known him...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Johnson - Raleigh, NC

“Rebecca, so very sorry to hear of Denny's passing. His personality was one you could not forget. May God give you strength and peace. Much love,...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Medley - Gastonia, NC - SMC

“Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing Denny at the SMS events. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Allison ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Allison Larson

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Denny was a "one of a kind" Man. I am glad I had the plesure of being his friend! Mann Mullen ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mann Mullen - Bunn, NC - Friend

“Rebecca, My heart is aching for you and your family. May love surround you and thoughts and prayers of those who care help you through this difficult...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Sandy Soyars - Raleigh, NC

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Denny. It was a pleasure getting to know him during his visits to our restaurant. We will keep your family in...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Haddock - Cary, NC


Denny Ray Reid 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

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