Emmery Clay Penland

June 8, 1939 - February 1, 2013
Emmery Clay Penland

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Emmery Clay Penland, 73, of Horse Shoe passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 at Elizabeth House.

Born in Buncombe County, NC, he was a son of the late John Lester and Alberta Crook Penland.

He had attended Etowah School and graduated in Connecticut. He retired in 1995 after thiry-seven years of service with Pratt and Whitney. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, Owen Penland, John Lester Penland,Jr. and Elliot Penland; two sister, Margaret Sperry and Ruby Ehresman.

He is surviverd by his loving wife of twenty years, Diane Penland; two daughters, Susan Kellogg and Laurie Buckley; one son, Brian Penland and his wife Apryl; five grandchildren, Joshua Buckley, James Buckley, Jr., Brittany Penland, Brian Penland, Jr. and Kyle Manley; a sister, Betty Pressley; several nieces and nephews and his canine best friend, “BoBo”

A funeral will be at 3:00 PM Monday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel at Shuler Funeral Home. The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to: Elizabeth House, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • February 04, 2013
    Sylvia Warren says:
    Your in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I can not be there. I have to get flowers for my sister-in-laws funeral Tuesday 2/4 in Canton. Please remember my husbands family. Sylvia

  • February 28, 2013
    joyce johnson says:
    Uncle Clay, I never got to know you when I was older, but I do have a few memories from when you lived up state. I can see grandma Penland smile when you smile. Wish that I could have known you better, rest in peace. joyce Penland Johnson

  • February 08, 2013
    Gloria Curboy says:
    Diane, My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, Gloria

  • February 08, 2013
    Sue & Chuck Chaplin says:
    Diane and Family, We were saddened to hear of your loss. May God surround you with His perfect peace and may your memories bring you comfort. love, Sue and Chuck

  • February 06, 2013
    John & Linda Henk says:
    Aunt Diane, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.