Earl Penley Asheville - Earl Penley, age 89, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Henry and Nancy Penley. Earl was a WWII United States Navy veteran who served on the ship USS Blackhawk in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries as a millwright and was a member of Patton Cove Gospel Mission in Swannanoa, NC. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lillian Banks Penley of Asheville; four daughters, Sandra Priest; Barbara Leavitt; Rhonda Wood and her husband, Olin, and Sharon Parker of Asheville; three sons, Billy Penley and his wife Nancy; Tim Penley and Brent Penley both of Asheville; two sisters, Linda King and Jean Roland; one brother, Bill Penley of Asheville; six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.
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