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Mr. Clarence Monroe Blythe

Died: January 12, 2018

Clarence M. Blythe age 87 of Hendersonville passed away at the Brian Center on January 12 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was the older of two children bornto the late Dennis C. and Sina Mae Lemonds Blythe. He was born i…read more

Clarence M. Blythe age 87 of Hendersonville passed away at the Brian Center on January 12 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was the older of two children bornto the late Dennis C. and Sina Mae Lemonds Blythe. He was born in High Point, grew up in Whitsett and moved to Hendersonville his senior year of high school. He played football and baseball at Hendersonville High School, was selected to play in the Optimist Bowl, graduated with the Class of 1949 and went on to play football at Brevard College.
Clarence is survived by his wife of sixty-three wonderful years, Peggy Loftis Blythe; two sons:Terry Blythe (Rita) of Hendersonville and Philip Blythe (Sharon) of Arden; his sister, Lois Jean Bundy, of Greensboro; four grandchildren: Jeffrey (Fay) of Statesboro, GA, Ashley Blythe McCall (Mike) of Lexington, SC, Kimberly Blythe Honeycutt (Tyler) of Hendersonville and Joshua Gravley (Laura) of Mills River; five great-grandchildren: Tyler and Brady Blythe, Katie and Madison Honeycutt and Colton Gravley and one niece, SherryRoyal of Jamestown.
Clarence served as Plant Manager of Robotyper Corporation in Hendersonville. In 1967 he founded Barclay Machine Corporation. The Company served area industries in the design and manufacture of specialized machines and prototypes as well as providing customized machine work. He served as President of Barclay until his retirement in 1993.
He enjoyed playing tennis, cooking and watching college sports especially the Tar Heels. Most of all he enjoyed being around his family and simply being “Grandpa.”He served as an Elder at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, was a Life Member of Hendersonville B.P.O.E #1616, was active in many school and community organizations and served on various Boards of Directors including Vocational Solutions and the YMCA.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00am at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville with Rev. Philip McLain officiating. The family will greet friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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