Mr. Stacey Kevin Friel, age 50, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at CHS Northeast after a brief illness.
The family will receive friends from 11 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, March 17 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Stacey’s life will follow in the funeral home chapel at 12:30.
Stacey was born May 18, 1967 in Guilford County, a son of Patricia “Pat” VanReenan Friel of Browns Summit, NC and the late Ira Nathan Friel. He was a 1985 graduate of NE Guilford High School and a 1990 graduate of Appalachian State University. Stacey loved his college life at App State where he played football from 1985 to 1989. There were lots of memories and friendships made. Stacey was employed with Travel Resorts of America, and he was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and all kind of sports, especially football. He loved his children, his family, and all those that knew Stacey, will miss him very much.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his son, Kevin Friel and daughter, Victoria Friel of Concord; a brother, Steven Friel and wife, Gemma of Browns Summit; nieces, Gemma, Stefany and Gloria Friel; nephew, Steven Friel, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Stacey’s name to the Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund at Appalachian State University, ATTENTION: Brian Tracy, P.O. Box 32014, Boone, NC 28608-2014 or to the NC Wildlife Federation, 1346 Saint Julien Street, Charlotte, NC 28205.