Benny Ray Kelly

  • Born: May 7, 1939
  • Died: November 18, 2021
  • Location: Pendleton, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Benny Kelly, 82, of Pendleton, husband to Patsy Brock Kelly, passed away November 18, 2021.
Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Alvin Kelly and Lillie Stegall Giles. Mr. Kelly attended Pendleton High School and retired from Libco Carpet and Anderson School District 4. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church and attended Refuge Baptist Church. Benny was a founding member of the Pendleton Rescue Squad. He enjoyed finding and making walking sticks, fishing, picking blackberries and pecans and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Patsy Brock Kelly; children, Karen Ladd (Wayne), Kathy Kelly, Kenny Kelly and Benji Kelly, all of Pendleton; brother, Willis Kelly (Joan) of Anderson; grandchildren, Jeremy Ladd (Nicole), Kayla Smith (Travis) Jon David Musick (Lindsay), Nathan Musick, Kelli Croft (Matthew), Hannah Kelly, Shaylie Kelly and Jordan Kelly; great grandchildren, Kampbell, Ella, AnnaBlair, Avery, Karleigh, Matti, Rhett, Caroline, Abigail, Briella, Lainey and Jaxson.
Mr. Kelly was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Marvin Kelly.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.
Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Clemson.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Jimmy and Debbie Merck
Our prayers go out for Patsy and your family

Posted by jimmy and debbie merck merck - FLOWERY BRANCH, GA, GA - Friend   November 22, 2021

Patsy it is with great sorrow that I am reading of Benny's passing. Spent time with him in the Rescue squad as you know he was a great guy! Yours and his friendship have always meant a lot to me and my family.

Posted by Laura Sammons - Anderson, SC - Friend   November 22, 2021

Patsy, I just heard that Benny passed away Sunday the 21st. I know he is in a better place, but those words mean nothing when you feel the loss. I never remember seeing Benny without a smile, he always seemed happy that says a lot about you and his family. He was loved and happy. With our deepest sympathy. Margaret & Bob.

Posted by Margaret Fennessy - Moore, SC - family   November 22, 2021

So sorry for your's never easy to give up our love ones but our memories will live foreverwe want you all to know you are in our prayers every dayEddy( grandpa) Ann..

Posted by Eddy Ann Davis - Anderson, SC - Friend   November 20, 2021

I'm sorry to read of Benny's death. My condolences to you, Betty and rest of family. He was always friendly and good humor. Lynn Crenshaw

Posted by Lynn Crenshaw    November 20, 2021

I was so saddened to see Mr Kelly’s obit this morning. I first met Mr Kelly in 2000 when I worked in Special Ed at PES. He was in our classroom daily to do whatever was necessary to make our students feel loved and special. After I left PES I would occasionally run into Mr Kelly and his wife around town. He always had a smile and a kind word! What a special man! DanaG

Posted by Dana Guzman - Vineyard Haven, MA - friend   November 20, 2021

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by June Roland - Friend   November 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Benny was a fine man with always a sweet smile on his face.

Posted by peggy & Wallace Kelly - Pendleton, SC - Friend   November 19, 2021

So sorry about Benny. Praying for all the family.

Posted by Marlene Marchbanks - Central, SC - Friend   November 18, 2021

Benny was a good man. Loved his family and always had a smile and a hug for love ones

Posted by Mae and Gene Stegall - Westminster, SC - Family   November 18, 2021


So sorry for your loss .I know he will be missed by many. Love and Prayers

Posted by Jewell Childs - Conway, SC - Friend   November 18, 2021

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