On December 30, 2021, A.K. Reece, Jr, known to everyone as Denny graduated to his eternal Heavenly home. Born January 13, 1963, Denny, the youngest son of A.K. and Doris Reece, was born in Laurinburg, NC and although he lived in both SC and GA for most of his life, he was always a Laurinburg native at heart. Denny was preceded in death by his parents and his great nephew, Zion Cameron. He is survived by his siblings: Freida (Danny) Cameron of La Vergne, TN, Tina (Doug) Peters of Social Circle and Rex Reece of Monticello, along with 10 nieces and nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews.
After moving to GA, Denny worked for a time at Jones Petroleum where he watched one of his favorite young men grow up and become a University of Georgia Bulldog. An avid sports fan, Denny loved fishing, NASCAR, golf and the Atlanta Braves, but his true sports love was the Georgia Bulldogs.
As a young man, Denny developed some emotional disabilities that ended confining him to his home. He found the social interaction outlets he needed through the miracle of the internet. He blossomed as he learned to play online game and developed many lasting friendships in the online gaming community and Facebook. Unable to venture into actual services, he was still able to worship his Saviour via the internet, regularly viewing services from the East Laurinburg Church of God and Braswell CHC. A kind and gentle person, Denny enjoyed being able to interact with friends online and was always one to joke and try to make people laugh.
Denny and his Mama had a special bond. She was always caring for him, and in her later years, he took care of her, ensuring she always had her coffee, her cigarettes and that she ate something throughout the day.
Denny cultivated the persona of a curmudgeon, but at heart was a softy. He fussed about the family cats and dogs, but was the first to see to their needs, and was rarely seen in his room without a cat sharing the bed. Denny was intensely interested in politics and loved nothing better than discussions about the issues of the day. He was an early follower of Burt Jones’s political career.
A memorial celebration of Denny’s life will be held by the family at a date in the near future.
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