The owner of the Barbecue Center in Lexington has died. People from the community stopped by the Barbecue Center to remember Sonny Conrad and show their support of Sonny's family. 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. Sonny Conrad was 75 years old.