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.