Edward Henry Mackey, 91, of Penrose, NC, died Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at his home in Penrose, NC.
Born in Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Seva Margaret McCall Mackey, and husband of the late Ruth Elizabeth Sherwood Mackey, who died in 2001.
A veteran of the US Army Air Corps, he served in World War II. Before retiring, he was employed by DuPont Industries. He was a member and deacon of Little River Baptist Church, the first president and active member of the Little River Community Club, and a lifelong farmer and member of the Transylvania Cattleman’s Association.
He is survived by his loving family, his sons, Sherwood Mackey and wife, Colleene; David Mackey & wife, Debbie; and Taylor Mackey, all of Penrose; two daughters, Martha Sue Blythe and husband, Dale, of Penrose, and Margaret Coates and husband, Joe, of Crewe, Virginia; one sister, Katherine Mackey Harrison and husband, Jim, of Fort Myers, Florida; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, Brian Coates, wife Holly, and son Matthew of Wilson, Virginia; Aaron Blythe, wife Cindy and children, Raney, Nicholas and Megan of Hendersonville, NC; Shane Mackey, wife Christy and children, Braden & Peyton, of Penrose; Tessa Blythe Brown, husband Rod and children, Kaya, Keeley, Zion, and Zia; Ben Coates and wife Jenny of Crewe, Virginia; Kristen Mackey Reinhardt and husband Chase of Rock Hill, SC; John Blythe, wife Heather and son Baylor of Penrose, NC; and Clark Mackey and wife Amanda of Concord, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Little River Baptist Church in Penrose. The Reverend Jeff Maynard will officiate. The family will receive friends one and one-half hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be private.
Memorials can be made to Little River Baptist Church Mission Fund, 51 Little River Church Road, Penrose, NC 28766.
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51 Little River Church Road
Penrose, Transylvania, NC 28766