Alan L. Dry, Sr.
  • Date of passing: Jan 30, 2014
Let the memory of Alan be with us forever

Alan L. Dry, Sr. a native of Granville County, passed away January, 30th, 2014.

A  longtime resident of Henderson, North Carolina he was the son of the late Sonny Dry.  He was a retired Police Detective from the Apex Police Department.

Memorial Services will be conducted Tuesday February 4th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Dry of Henderson, his mother Carolyn Dry, a son, Alan Dry of Durham, seven step-children, eleven grandchildren, one great-grand child, a sister, Sandra, and two brothers; John and Frank.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Phyllis Reynolds-Dry on 5th July 2016

"Happy birthday and still miss you"

This tribute was added by Angela Moore on 3rd July 2016

"We miss you and love you.  Happy birthday in Heaven, sweet Pops."

This tribute was added by Michelle Howington on 3rd July 2016

"You are always in my thoughts! I miss you Papa Bear!!!
Love Baby Bear"

This tribute was added by Angela Moore on 30th January 2016

"Miss you in this world.  Love you so much."

This tribute was added by Tim Moore on 30th January 2015

"Dad well it's been a year I hope you have taken over by now. Well I have missed you a lot  got a new job this year, been traveling a lot with this job though you know me and traveling though. Boy you don't know how many times I have wanted to giro your house and see you. We were working in va and I went by your road a lot. So I know you know I have been thinking about you. You would be proud of me I hope. I made it to a great position. With a great company. Putting solar panels in now. Go figure me mr electrician putting in solar. Wel just wanted to say hey and that I love you. And miss you so much.   Your son Tim"

This tribute was added by Bev Clifton on 30th January 2015

"To my brother-in-law's family, he is truly missed and was so loved. I appreciate the history lessons he shared with me over the years, his dark dry humor, and talking about how he lived on a plantation (in reference to being married to Margaret, who, in his words "ran the plantation" and he loved it immensely."

This tribute was added by Angela Moore on 30th January 2015

"We miss you being on this earth very much.  You taught us so many things.  There is hardly a day that goes by I don't think of some 'words of wisdom' you imparted on us and made us better.  We love you."

This tribute was added by Debbie Glenn on 5th February 2014

"Margaret, I know that you have lost the best friend that you have ever known in this lifetime and that your children and his have lost a loving, caring father. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and that you and your family are thought of as these times are not easily passed. May your memories be wonderful ones and may the Lord take care of you and yours in the days ahead. May your thoughts always be happy ones where he is concerned. Lots of love and prayers for you and your family."

This tribute was added by Martha Corregan on 4th February 2014

"Big love and big hugs to my sweet friends Angie, Michelle, and Tim during this time.  My prayers are with you three and the rest of the family, knowing that God is holding each one of you in the palm of his giant, loving hand.  I pray He is a comfort to each of you."

This tribute was added by Tim Moore on 4th February 2014

"Well Today we will lay to rest the one man that i truly love forever,God please give me the power to carry on what he has taught me.I love you dad,Please look in on us to make sure we stay the way you raised us we won't let you down,Say hey to george and earl for me,oh and please try and not take over up there to soon,one day at a time,i will not say good by i will say see you you daddy."

This tribute was added by Michelle Howington on 4th February 2014

"Papa Bear! I am the person I am because of you! My life could have taken so many wrong directions, but you put me on the right path. You loved "Skinny Belle" even when I know it was hard! You walked me down the aisle and gave me to my best friend, you shared in the birth of "Rocky" and "Reebok" and made me laugh when I did not want to. You showed me how to love unconditionally and not put up with any "mess". You showed me life was to be lived and not focus on the negative! I love you and will miss you!
Margaret, family and friends: I pray you find God's peace, comfort and strength during this time of loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Tim Moore on 2nd February 2014

"Dad the only thing I can say is I will miss you every day. You showed me how to be a man. Even though you are my step dad you were there for me when I needed you you always came to my rescue. When it came to anything I will miss you so much. I love you dad. I will see you again one day rest well. Your son. Tim"

This tribute was added by Angela Moore on 2nd February 2014

"'ALVIN'!!  You were so instrumental in our lives and truly the rock that kept us on the right paths.  You knew when to be strong and when to be patient and when to be the old softie (that you really were beneath that tough exterior).  We love you very much.  We didn't speak often enough, but you were always in our thoughts.  To the Dry Family - Our prayers for peace and strength.  Losing someone so full of life will leave a deafening empty place in all our hearts.  Love, The Duck"

This tribute was added by Wayne Faber on 2nd February 2014

"◦Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Enjoyed Knowing Alan   Wayne Faber (Apex Police 911)"

This tribute was added by Lil C on 31st January 2014

"My deepest sympathies to the family..he will be missed. Proud to have called him fellow US Navy veteran."

This tribute was added by Bev Clifton on 31st January 2014

"To the family, my deepest condolences on the loss of my brother-in-law, Dry. His wit, humor, and wonderful stories will be cherished forever. May God sustain you in your darkest hour of need and remain by your side."

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Lynn Cox


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