Grover Lee Penland
February 3, 1919 ~ March 12, 2003
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Grover Lee Penland, 84 of 49 Mid Court Drive, Asheville, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at his residence. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Reggie Elmer and Lila Sheppard Penland and is also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bridges Penland. He was an Army veteran of WWII where he received a Purple Heart, Expert Sharp Shooter 4 Bronze Service Stars with 1 Bronze Service Arrowhead and several other awards. He was a member of VFW Post #891 and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Penland is survived by a daughter, Joyce Penland Pike and her husband Carroll of Weaverville; a son, Bill L. Penland, Sr. and his wife Phyllis of Asheville; sisters, Marjorie Robinson and her husband Vono of Leicester, Ivory Parham and her husband Morris of Leicester and Dolly Crabtree of Weaverville; a brother, Bob Penland and his wife Pauline of Leicester; grandchildren, Kim Pike and Mary Beth Pike of Weaverville and Chip Penland, Jr. and Trina Haney of Asheville; two great-granddaughters and companion and special friend Velma Hensley. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Michael Funderburk officiating. Burial will follow at Western Chapel United Methodist Church. His family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.