Larry Darnell Reid born Thursday April 25th, 1961, in Concord, North Carolina, the son of The Rev. Maxine Reid Woody and The Rev. Charles H. Woody. He completed his early education in Cabarrus County School System. He attended and graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Radio/Television and Film with a Minor in Music. He worked for WKXR thirty plus years. He was the station manager and on-air Talent at WKXR and WZOO. Larry was literally, “The Voice of Randolph County”. He was a member of Sunset Avenue Church of God and was the percussionist in the music department.
Larry was everywhere, serving on the Habitat for Humanity Board, CUOC Board, Member of the Board of Trustees at Randolph Community College, and the United Way. His service had been valuable, and he had the very highest caliber of work ethic. He was involved in many different charities and had been recognized by Regional Consolidated Services, Woodmen of the World, the Rotary Club of Asheboro for Outstanding Commitment to the Community and was awarded Citizen of the Year by Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce. Larry has demonstrated in many practical ways his deep and genuine love for the city of Asheboro and the surrounding areas. On September 15th, 2023, Larry was named the Honorary Mayor of Asheboro for the day and passed from this life to his eternal home on September 16th, 2023.
Larry used his many talents and gifts to serve as emcee for several community civic organizations such as Rotary, Hospice, and Kiwanis. He lived his life hosting and caring for others. He never met a stranger and had numerous friends to count.
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