Denny R. Kegley was the Maintenance Supervisor at Fancy Hill Area Headquarters in Rockbridge County, and had served with VDOT for 31 years.
On the morning of May 30, 2001, Kegley was picking up debris on Interstate 81 South when he was struck by a box truck. He died in the hospital the following day.
Jimmy White, who was Lexington Residency Administrator at the time, delivered the eulogy and offers these memories of his co-worker and friend: “I had a very special relationship with Denny and would stop and talk with him along the road whenever I could. Denny has always wanted to be a Pastor, serving several churches as a Lay Minister. Denny eventually took a leave of absence to study at Duke Divinity School and be ordained as a Minister in the United Methodist Church. Denny's journey through life was remarkable. His drive and dedication to his calling were truly inspiring.”