Anyone who knew David Llewellyn would say he had a personality as big as life itself. Most folks would not have known him as David, but if you mentioned “Lulu”, an image of a big, happy, biker would come to mind. on February 24, at 49 years old, he left his family and friends here on earth way too soon. His wife, Tina and three children, Will, Devin, and Harley would tell you that when someone who is as full of life as he was leaves, there is a big empty spot in his place.
Some of their best memories include, his love of riding his motorcycle, talking on the phone with them, food, the beach, and Sponge Bob Squarepants! His wife, Tina said he loved to take selfies with his phone and sunrises at the beach. When at the beach, he made a point of getting up just to see the sunrise and get a picture of it. David Ray Llewellyn was the type of person who made friends wherever he went. He had the type of outgoing, friendly nature that drew people to him. His granddaughter explained his passing in this way, “Papa is special. He don't need legs, he has wings and he's going to be friends with God!"
Even though his best friends were his family, over 300 of his friends rallied shortly after his death to hold a memorial service for him. There was probably enough food to feed a thousand and enough money raised to help pay his final expenses. There is nothing, though, to replace David Llewellyn with his wife and children he left behind. As daughter Devin put it, “It is too quiet around here now. We keep expecting Dad to walk through the door or call us on the phone.” Harley said that his dad was his best friend and riding buddy and riding will never be the he same again.
On February 13, North Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of a white Ford F150 pick-up truck hit the motorcyclists at the intersection of Old Hollow and Reidsville roads in Walkertown just before 7 pm. The pick-up truck tried to make a left turn onto Reidsville Road. Troopers say David Llewellyn, and his son, Harley Llewellyn, 21, were traveling north on Reidsville Rd./Hwy. 158 and had the green light, while the driver of the truck had a blinking yellow light.
The driver hit David's motorcycle head on. Harley hit the back of the truck and both men were thrown from their bikes. Witnesses told troopers the driver hopped out of the truck and hung around for a short time, before he ran off from the scene.
Authorities are still searching for the pick-up truck driver, who is described as a Hispanic man, about 5’ 6” – 5’ 8” tall, and weighs about 150 -170 pounds. Investigators said the driver was clean cut, wearing a dark grey sweatshirt (possibly with the words “Snap On” on the back) and blue jeans.
Any witnesses that were at the scene of the crash and could possibly identify the driver are asked to call the Troop E, District 4 office at 336-761-2441 or the Troop E Communications Center at 704-855-1047.