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Donald Kent Drye

Donald Kent Drye, 68, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Sunday October 21, 2018 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC. His Funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday October 24, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Bryan Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until 2 PM prior to the service.

Donald was born January 5, 1950 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late Martin L. Drye and Ruby May McDuffie Drye. He was formerly a mechanic.

Mr. Drye is survived by a son Donald Kent Drye, Jr. of Concord, NC; a brother Mike Drye of Albemarle, NC and granddaughter Autumn Nicole Drye. Donald was also preceded in death by two brothers’ Charles F. Drye and Gary M. Drye and a sister Judy Elizabeth Sheppard.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Drye Family.


  • Cheryl Nash Posted October 22, 2018 7:49 pm

    My deepest condolences for the family. May The Lord comfort all during this time. Rest In Peace DD

  • Ann Almond Gouveia Posted October 23, 2018 10:00 am

    Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. I always thought the world of Donnie and the rest of your family. He was such a good person, always putting others first. Stay strong, keep the faith, God is always there to lift you up.

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  • Rick Russell Posted October 23, 2018 5:18 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Donnie. We went through school with each other, and had some good times. Great family. Rest in peace.. Rick

  • Hobie & Lee Posted November 30, 2018 10:03 pm

    We will definately miss our friend. He wanted so very much to ride his Harley one more time. I believed he did.

  • Carol McDonald Posted December 4, 2018 11:53 pm

    So sorry to hear about Donnie’s passing, Mike I hope you can find comfort in knowing he is without pain and in God’s arms, RIP Donnie.

  • Lynn McCormack Posted January 2, 2019 9:57 pm

    I went through twelve years of school with Donnie and still today marvel at his sunny personality. He was always happy to see me when we’d cross paths over the years. My most sincere condolences to the family.

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