Denny Landreth, 69, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late D. C. Landreth and Margaret Emma Cox Landreth.
He was a 1961 graduate of Brevard High School and was a member of the Brevard High School 1960 state championship football team. He was named High School All-American football player on offense and defense and received a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee.
He coached Brevard Youth Football, Little League Baseball and was an avid softball player, notably with Brevard Electric, Charlie’s Tire and Byrd’s teams. He was retired from E.I. DuPont and was a former member of the Pisgah Forest Jaycees and Brevard Blue Devil Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved NASCAR racing.
He grew up attending Enon Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and “Papa.”
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Jeanne Peterson Landreth; daughter, Beth Landreth, of Pisgah Forest; son, Patrick Landreth and wife, Beth, of Pisgah Forest; sister, Bobi Cloer and husband, Nat, of Seneca, S.C .; brother, Larry Landreth and wife, Joann, of Bluffton, S.C .; grandchildren, Kayden and Ali Landreth and Logan, Ansley and Taylor Sales; great-grandson, Alex Landreth and step-mother, Elease Wilson Landreth, of Etowah.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Denny Landreth Athletic Scholarship Fund, United Community Bank, 10 Park Place East, Brevard, NC 28712.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.moody-connollyfuneralhome.com.
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.