Mr. Wilton James Kelley, Sr.

  • Born: May 9, 1934
  • Died: March 26, 2020
  • Location: Easley, South Carolina

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Wilton James Kelley, Sr.
Easley, SC

Mr. Wilton James Kelley, Sr., 85, widower of the late Lydia Lee Toledo Kelley, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Born in Seneca, he was a son of the late Earlie Mae Keaton and the late Leonard Non Kelley. Mr. Kelley retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant from the U.S. Marines Corps after 22 years of service. He later went on to own and operate K's Auto Sales for over 20 years and retire from Michelin.

Surviving are his six children, Jennifer Kelley Manley of Seneca, Wilton Kelley, Jr. of Easley, Fred Kelley of Easley, Mike Kelley of Easley, Joe Kelley (Stacey Penland) of Travelers Rest and Tina Kelley Whitlock (Dolan) of Six Mile; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Holbrooks.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, Mr. Kelley was predeceased by a son, Timothy Kelley; a granddaughter, Neisa Cherie White; a brother, Will Kelley; and two sisters, WillieMae Tucker and Ruth Rhodes.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Heritage Memorial Gardens, Westminster, SC.

The family will be at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upstate Warrior Solution, PO Box 27232, Greenville, SC 29616

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were sorry to hear about your dad. Just wanted to tell you what a blessing your father was through the years. We enjoyed spending time with him and your mother, especially eating seafood. He and Randy enjoyed fishing about as much as stories about the ones that got away. Thank you for sharing him with us! Wilton told me he knows the Lord so Im looking forward to seeing him again one day.

Posted by Randy and    March 28, 2020

Joe and Family, Thoughts and Prayers for your extended family during this time.

Posted by Michael Kinard - Anderson, SC - Friend   March 28, 2020

RIP Master Gunnery Sergeant, we will all meet again in Valhalla

Posted by Jim Hoover - PHENIX CITY, AL - Friend   March 28, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   March 27, 2020

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