Fred Taylor Renick Jr.
August 21, 1941 – April 10, 2018
Fred Taylor Renick, Jr. died at the age of 76, on April 10, 2018 at Blue Ridge Center after a long period of declining health. He was born August 21, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to Fred Taylor Renick and his wife, Florence (both deceased) and moved in 1946 to Martinsville, VA where his father was a pediatrician.
Fred graduated from Martinsville High School in 1959, attended the University of Virginia, and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1964. He then attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry graduating in 1968. Following this he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, reaching the rank of Captain, and received a purple heart and also a bronze star.
He practiced dentistry for over 40 years in Martinsville until he suffered a stroke in 2012. He was a lifelong pet lover and nurtured many cats through the years. During his lifetime he traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and all 50 states.
Fred is survived by two sisters, Jeannie Renick Davis (husband John) of Asheville, NC and Ginger Renick Griffin (husband Haynes) of Greensboro, NC as well as 2 nieces, Ginny Davis Wilmerding of Hong Kong, and Ann Davis Vaughan of Houston, TX and 3 nephews, Jeff Griffin of Greensboro NC, Jason Griffin of Greensboro, NC and Carter Griffin of Brooklyn , NY and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family wants to thank the staff at Blue Ridge Center and Blue Ridge Rehab for his care.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 14, 2018 at Roselawn Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity will be appreciated.
- Memorial Service Monday, May 14, 2018
Fred Taylor Renick Jr.
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April 16, 2018
Dr. Renick was my dentist for years. I enjoyed listening to his stories as he was working on my teeth. He loved his cats!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
April 15, 2018
Sorry to hear of Freddy,s passing. Knew him from high school and rode to an from East Tennessee State with him several times. Very, very nice man.
April 12, 2018
My wife and I want to express how very sorry we are about the passing of Fred. He was our dentist for years but also a dear friend. His love and care of his wild animals friends was one of his favorite topics. He came to my mom's funeral many years ago and we were very touched by this act of kindness. He was so knowledgeable about so many things that is was such a pleasure to talk and spent time with him. I hope heaven has lots of hot sauce, one of Dr Renick's favorite foods, or it just won't be heaven for him. I never knew anyone who loved hot sauce any better than Fred. The world has lost a kind and sweet man.
Our condolences to his family
Frank and Pat Loudermilk
April 11, 2018
Dr. Renick was my dentist until he retired. A very good man. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of being one of his cnas. You not suffering no more my friend. Praying for you all. Rest high on that mountain my dear friend.