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Mark Cecil Huntley, 61

Mark Cecil Huntley, 61

Mark Cecil Huntley, 61, of Weaverville, died on Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville. He is preceded in death by his parents: Manson Laurence Huntley and Rebecca Youngblood Huntley and son Zachariah Shawn Huntley.

Mark graduated from West Henderson High School in 1971 and was always a race car enthusiast. He enjoyed racing at the old Asheville Speedway. For years he owned and operated Huntley's Auto Service. He loved to cook, work in the garden, hunt and fish and spend time with family and friends.

Mark is survived by his daughter Summer Huntley Dale and her husband Kevin of Mills River and two brothers: Michael Huntley and his wife Rebecca and Johnny M. Huntley and his wife Cammie. He had a granddaughter: Cassidy Alexandria Dale of Mills River and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church located at 71 Hoopers Creek Church Road, Fletcher, NC officiated by Pastor Phillip Youngblood, Pastor Tony Fowler and Sonia Burleson. The family will receive friends at 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.