Denny was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he went on to receive his MBA from Wake Forest. Denny spent over 30 years working for IBM, where he met his wife of 28 years, Dianne.
Denny and Dianne shared an uncommon love. A love that began in Maryland, grew in Connecticut, and was proven too strong to break, in Atlanta. When Dianne developed a debilitating illness several years ago, it was Denny who dropped everything to care for her. His career and plans for his future were, without hesitation, cast aside in order to ensure Dianne’s continued care and well-being. Denny’s final years were spent fulfilling his promise to Dianne to always take care of her.
Denny was a die-hard UNC Tar Heel fan. After particularly close games, friends and family could expect a call from Denny, of either relief or disappointment, depending on the outcome of the game. Although he did not win, one of his proudest moments was playing a game of horse with UNC men’s basketball legend Walter Davis.
From watching back episodes of old British mystery shows, tracking Somali Pirates and giving gag gifts to friends, Denny’s passions were a reflection of his eclectic tastes and mischievous humor. Regardless of the occasion, Denny’s presence always made it an enjoyable and memorable event.
Denny was uncommonly generous. He firmly believed that if he had the ability to help someone, then it was his responsibility to do so. Countless individuals have been touched by his kindness, advice and support.
Denny is survived by his children, Brian and Lindsay; his sister Kitty; his brothers Bob and Mike; Dianne’s family; his IBM family; the NP Fitness family; his beloved dog Jackie; and his many dear friends. We will miss his love, his wisdom, and his jokes.
Denny and his family are members of Mt. Pisgah UMC in Johns Creek, GA. The family has requested donations be made to the Summit Counseling Center at Mt. Pisgah UMC or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. and the Life Celebration Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 30, both at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076. Memorial Page at Roswell Funeral Home
Denny was a dear friend and supporter of The Summit. Your donation will carry on his legacy to our community by providing help and hope to those in need of counseling services.