Fred Ray Penley, age 79, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the JFK Solace Center. He was born on January 27, 1940 in Buncombe County to the late Elmer Hezekiah Penley and Dorothy Grey Penley. Fred worked in all phases of mechanical and equipment operations and was a member Open Bible Church in Candler. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ivalee Sellers Penley; his son, Jerry Penley Sr. (Paula) of Asheville; his grandsons, Jerry Penley Jr. and Corey Shelp, both of Asheville; and his great granddaughter, Olivia Penley of Asheville.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Monday, January 27, 2020 in the Penland Family Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be receiving friends an hour before the service from 1pm-2pm. Reverend Marvin Watts will be officiating. Burial will follow at Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Asheville. Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Penley Family.
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