ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Daniel B. Register Jr. passed away peacefully in the presence of his family after a long illness on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel B. Register Sr. and Victorine Register. He was born in Dunn, North Carolina, in 1934 and was 85 years old at the time of his death.
He served in the military, White House Communications, and the Secret Service until his retirement in 1993 at age 58. He was heavily involved in little league and helped establish baseball in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was a self-made man that grew up during the greatest generation and understood the sacrifices you may have to make for family and friends. Dad loved to work on cars for years, talk about baseball, and he was always someone that you could count on no matter the situation for both friends, neighbors, and more so, his family.
He was married to his only love, our mother, for 66 years. Live, Love, and Laughter may have been what bonded them the most during their life together, and they knew that without saying so. He always tried to fix things, or find a solution, and he was overly meticulous about all there is in life. He loved to work on anything electronic and fix everything including TV’s and radios when he was young, and later in life, computers.
A private service will be held Thursday. The service can be viewed Thursday after 2 p.m. on Skinner & Smith Funeral Home website, www.skinnerandsmith.com.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Neighbors Register; and sons, Daniel B. Register III (Shanna, Josh), Terry Dennis Register (Vicki), and Kenneth Gerry Register (Valerie). His surviving family also includes his grandchildren, Kyle Register, Daniel B. Register IV (Robyn), Madison Register, Kole Register, Bailee Register and Brittni Register; great-grandchildren, Leilani Register, Aiden Register and Brooke Register; and his sisters, Gladys Register Hughes and Doris Register Suggs; and niece, Sandra Register Finch; and nephew, Willie Suggs.
A service of Skinner & Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.