Dennis K. Denny Egglefield

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Dennis K. "Denny" Egglefield

March 18, 1948 - August 02, 2018

Dennis K. "Denny" Egglefield, 70, passed peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Elizabethtown, N.Y., after a battle with cancer.
Denny was born March 18, 1948, to the late Spencer A. Egglefield and Meredith Daigneau. He was born, raised, and thrived in Elizabethtown, leaving a lasting legacy of community involvement and charity. He was a 1966 graduate of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School and spent his entire life in the same community.
After high school Dennis attended Hudson Valley Community College and then Oswego State University to become a teacher at Keene Central School from 1970 through 1972.
In 1970 he traded his passion for Midget and Drag racing to marry the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Joan Carol Redmond with whom he shared 48 years of love, built a home, and raised three children.
In 1972 the family business, Egglefield Brothers Ford, endured a devastating fire in which the business suffered a total loss, after which Dennis chose to give up a career in teaching to return to the family business and rebuild with his father, Spencer and his uncle, Lew (Bud) Egglefield. Dennis eventually purchased the business from his father and uncle, and continued to operate and serve his community for the remainder of his life.
Denny was a member of several Car Collector clubs as well as a member of the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club, Masons, and served on the Board of Directors for New England Ford Dealers. He actively sponsored car shows, community and charity events, and racing events for many years. Denny was one of the lucky few whose job (cars) was also his passion and hobby. His love of cars led Denny to spend tireless hours with friends and volunteers in the collector community. While cars were his passion, he was also a talented musician, and an accomplished artist.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 48 years and their three children, Cory Egglefield (Jennifer), Shelby Egglefield, and Kent Egglefield (Terry); and eight grandchildren, Beckham, Madison, McKenna, Malory, Emma, Alexander, Harper, and Rowan. Dennis is also survived by his four sisters, Deidre Egglefield, Wendy Daniels (Judd), Patricia Baker (Paul), and Kari Egglefield. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Greg Redmond, wife Donna, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Spencer A. Egglefield and Meredith Daigneau; his stepmother, Ellen Egglefield, and his in-laws, Phillip and Vergina Redmond.
Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, August 7th, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, Inc., 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown, N.Y. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, at 10 a.m., at the Roscoe Road Cemetery in Elizabethtown, followed by a reception at The Westport Hotel and Tavern in Westport.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dennis' name to the Elizabethtown-Lewis Volunteer Ambulance Squads, the Elizabethtown-Lewis Volunteer Fire Department, or The North Country SPCA.
To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on August 4, 2018
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Nikki Betters
Aug 11, 2018
Condolences,to family and friends,You will be truly missed❤️
evelyn bayless
Aug 08, 2018
so sorry for your lossi remember when Denny called me to pick up my Mustang.2003 .he was as proud as we were .
Gary and Donna Ottavinia
Aug 07, 2018
He will be missed, so sorry for your loss
Alison Egglefield Coleman
Aug 07, 2018
Keeping you close in heart and prayer. Love to you all.
Vicki & George Paye
Aug 07, 2018
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Egglefield family. I have always felt that we were more like family than just being friends. During my work career, I was never happier than when I worked for High Peaks Ford. Denny will always be close in my heart. He will be forever missed by all.
Judi/Jerry Strack
Aug 06, 2018
As long time friends of the Egglefield family our hearts are heavy for Dennis’ family. They were the love of his life.
Donald & Judy Bombard
Aug 06, 2018
Our hearts are saddened to know of Denny's absense from Egglefield's in the days & years to come. He will be missed but never forgotten for all those he has touched. Thoughts & prayers for all the family in the days to come. may god comfort you all.
Jim and Julie Beaney
Aug 06, 2018
Our hearts go out to you guys.Thoughts and Prayers thru this hard time.He was well loved by everyone he touched
Tim ONeill
Aug 06, 2018
Trish, Paul and the Egglefield family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope they help you get through these troubled times.
sharon duso rivers
Aug 05, 2018
im sorry im unable to be with you at this very hard time. my thoughts and prayers will be with each and all.
John & Pat Sucharski
Aug 04, 2018
My Prays so out to the Egglefield family
Bob Goodspeed
Aug 04, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Egglefield family. I grew up in Elizabethtown and got to know the entire family.
I was involved in stock car racing then and they were the primary sponsor of my car.