Lexington, NC -- The owner of the Barbecue Center in Lexington has died.
Sonny Conrad died Friday; he owned the Barbecue Center since 1969. His son Ceil told WFMY News 2 his father died after a brief illness.
The Barbecue Center was originally owned by Sonny's brother-in-law, Doug Gosnell. But, Sonny began running the daily operations with his wife, Nancy, and family after Doug died in 1967.
Sonny Conrad was 75 years old.