Lawrence William ‘Lanny’ Drye Jr.

Published 7:28 am Friday, June 2, 2017

Lawrence William “Lanny” Drye Jr., 63, of Mocksville, died at his residence Monday, May 29, 2017.

He was born in Lexington, on Feb. 4, 1954, to Lawrence and Virginia Drye of Statesville and he graduated from North Iredell High School. He retired from Freightliner Corp. and later went to work for Wenk’s Auto Body Shop. He served for many years with the Sheffield-Calahaln Fire Department and was a member of New Union United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was devoted to taking care of his parents.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 from New Union United Methodist Church with the Revs. Billy Jarrett and Eric Lineberry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service at the church.

In addition to his parents, survivors include: 2 sons, Noah Drye (Ellie) and Andy Drye (Brandi), all of Mocksville; a daughter, Kerri Drye (Russell Anderson) of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Caleb Drye, Ashlen Drye, Madison Drye and Nolan Anderson; 2 sisters, Sandra Rackley (Mark) and Tina Compton (Barry), both of Statesville; plus several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Drye, and an infant daughter, Kelli Drye.

Memorials: Davie Funeral Service to help offset final expenses or to New Union UMC.