November 12, 1968 ~ February 19, 2013

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Marshall, NC

Larry Steven Penix, 44, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at his residence. A native of Buncombe County, Larry was a son of Steve and Nancy B. Penix of Asheville. He worked at Grace Healthcare of Asheville as a CNA and was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Larry is survived by a brother, David Penix and his wife, Elisha and was uncle of Sydney, Jordan, Madison and Joshua. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor Larry Appleby and Rev. Doug Guy officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family request that memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Larry, you were and always will be a great friend, even though we had not spoken in some time you were a wonderful, funny person and I enjoyed the years we worked together may you rest in peace my friend!! To your family I am so sorry for your loss he was so special!!

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  2. Steve & Nancy–Richard and I cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. To lose a child has to be one of the most horrific things a person will ever experience. Your trust in the Lord will comfort you and get you through these difficult times. All of our love to both of you. Linda and Richard

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  3. Steve and Nancy, we are so sorry to hear about the death of your son. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you both and the rest of the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and strength. Just look to Him and He promises to be our strength in the time of heartaches and tears.

    Love and Prayers
    Johnny and Sherry Godfrey

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  4. I love you and will miss you…..I will never forget the memories we have of our younger years. All the times we hung out and went to church. Those are memories I will cherish for a life time. Your time here was too short but I guess God needed you. I am sure I will see you again…until then much love.

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  5. I love you and will miss you…..I will never forget the memories we have of our younger years. All the times we hung out and went to church. Those are memories I will cherish for a life time. Your time here was too short but I guess God needed you. I am sure I will see you again…until then much love.

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  6. To Steve, Nancy, and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God comfort you as only He can. Harry and Diane Hoffman Darrell and Renee Hoffman

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  7. Steve and Nancy,
    We are so saddened to hear the news about your son, Larry. I can’t imagine how hard this must be. Know we are praying that God be with you and your family in a way that you feel His presence. Faye and Irby Brinson

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  8. Steve &Nancy,I’m sorry to hear about Larry.We had some great times growing up ..He will always be rember as little Larry to us.May God bless your family in this time of need.We will see him again..Love all of you Liz Edwards

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  9. Steve & Nancy
    You have been on our hearts since we heard about your son. May God comfort you during this time. We remember the testimony of both of you when we use to worship together. May God use this loss to bring honor and glory to himself.. You both are special to us.

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  10. Larry was always such a sweet and caring man. He could always put a smile on my face and was always joking around! It was my privilege to have known him. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God bless you all.

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  11. OH what a great guy Larry was. He came to stay with My Daddy { Charles Freeman } for about 6 hrs a day when we needed help with him. Larry was a God sent helper. He & Daddy got along as anyone can with some elderly folks. He loved & cared for Daddy as his very own. We were so Blessed to get to know Larry & have him fit right into our Family with us at Reunions etc. He’s with Daddy, Mamma & our Brother { Kenneth } having the time of their lives with no more worry or sickness.I’m sure he’s found all his loved ones that have gone before him. Our Prayers & thoughts are with Nancy & Steve During this time.

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  12. Dear Steve & Nancy – Our family was very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We know that The Lord will give you the strength needed that can only come from Him.
    Ron and Sharon Wallin

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  13. Larry was a wonderful man that brought joy and laughter wherever he went. Work will never be the same without him again. Larry was a consumate light that will forever shine not only in our lives but in our hearts forever. We will forever miss and love you Larry. It was a privialge to not only know you but to work with you.Until we meet again my friend!
    Linda Conwell and DeLores Williams

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  14. Dear Nancy, Steve,June and family,

    We were so sorry to learn of Larry’s sudden passing. We are praying for you all as you go through the days ahead.

    With love and sympathy,
    Gary and Debbie Smith

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  15. Steve,

    Robbie & I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family and keeping you all in our prayers.

    Love,
    Robbie & Ruthie

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  16. Steve and Nancy and Family, My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. I wish there were words I could say to comfort you, but I know only God can give you comfort and I know he will. I Love you all! Pam Parham

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  17. Steve,Nancy, and David
    We are sorry about your loss. We are glad to know who the great Comforter is in times like this.
    We love you all.
    Greg, Tammy, and Noah

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  18. Steve and Nancy,
    We were shocked and saddened to read of Larry’s passing. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  19. Dear Steve, Nancy and David,
    We just found out about Larry, and we are so sorry for your loss. Our daughter, Laura, found out from one of her friends and called us today. She and Larry were in the same class. We will be remembering your family in our prayers and thoughts.
    Bill and Jo Ann

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  20. Steve and Nancy, You are in our prayers. The teaching of Paul,in the Bible,tells us absent from the body is to be present with our Lord. (2Corinthians 5:8) It is great comfort to know our love ones are with our Lord. God bless this family. Roger&Donnie Grindstaff

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  21. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Larry. He was such a caring person and especially cared for his patients and they loved him. We always had so much fun when I worked with him. He will truly be missed. Will be praying for the family during this difficult time.

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  22. Nancy and Steve, I am so very sorry about Larry. I did not hear about his passing until Saturday night. May Gods love and tender mercy surround you during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers…Karen

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  23. Steve and Nancy, So sorry to hear about your son. We are praying for you and your family. Love Jimmy, Shannon, Cassey and Nathaniel. We love you guys!

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  24. Steve and Nancy, So sorry to hear about your son. We are praying for you and your family. Love Jimmy, Shannon, Cassey and Nathaniel. We love you guys!

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  25. Nancy and Steve,we are so very sorry for the loss of your son! We know all to clear, of the pain you are going through, right now. I know the Lord will pick you both up and carry you, as you find yourselves not able to carry on by yourself. He is The One, that has carried us thru, this unbearable week, also!
    You are in our thoughts and prayers!

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  26. Steve and Nancy – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and pray that God will give you strength and comfort during this most difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Love Henry, Carol & Josh

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  27. I am so sorry to hear about your son. Nellie told me yesterday. You will be in my prayers, I can only imagine what you are going threw, losing a child. So thankful for God’s Grace, that will get you threw it.

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  28. So sorry to hear of your loss. We hope that with the passing of time this sadness can gradually be replaced with many happy memories you shared together. May you find comfort from God’s promise to end all ‘tears, mourning, pain and even death’ (Rev. 21:4).

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  29. Steve and Nancy, my name is Eric Dalton, Bruce and Nancy’s son. I learned of Larry’s passing today from Anthony Penix. I have looked for Larry for years. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have never laughed so hard in my life than I did with Larry. He was always a great friend to me. I was stranded in Charleston, SC, years ago, and he came and brought me back to asheville. The world lost a very funny and kind hearted man. I miss him. Again, I am sorry for your loss. Ps. Tell Steve that Bruce died in May of 2015. I know they would sometimes see one another at BP for breakfast.

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