Funeral services for Walter Curtis Kelley, Sr. age 80 will be held Saturday at 3:00 at the St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Rev. Kathy Carr, Rev. Barbie Parsons and Rev. Dewey Dean will officiate. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
Curtis was born in Bishopville a son of the late Robert S. Kelley and Ollie Mae Watson Kelley. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church. He served in the Air Force for four years having served in England for three of those years. He was a retired Truck Driver and Farmer. He was an avid gardener. He was honored for 38 years of Safe Driving with Turner Trucking Company and was Truck Driver of the year in 1989. He was a person who loved to give and loved to pull pranks on his sisters. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Smith Kelley, Bishopville; one son, Walter Curtis (Cathy) Kelley, Jr. Bishopville; three daughters, Karen (Dr. Al) McCaskill, Bishopville, Rita (Glenn) Horton, Bishopville and Lisa (Greg) Alewine, Bishopville; five grandchildren, Walter Curtis (Trey) Kelley, III, Clemson, Erin Grace Kelley, Bishopville, Alva Laverne McCaskill, IV, Bishopville, Kristy Ola (David) Hutson, Gilbert and Amber (Chad) McCaskill Parker, Bishopville; two step grandchildren, Allison (Kip) Wright, Heath Springs and Cindy ( Steve Thompson) Horton, Lancaster; three great grandchildren, Cannon, Fields and Willow; seven step great grandchildren, Braydon, Ashton, Ali Grace, Megan, Justin, Austin and Mason; one brother, Beverly (Judy) Kelley, Bishopville; five sisters, Celeste (James) Outlaw, Bishopville, Patsy McCoy, Bishopville, Mary (Tommy) Sellers, Pawleys Island, Portia (Al) Smith, Bishopville and Brenda Collins, Bethune; sister in law, Fran Kelley, Bishopville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie Ola Gardner Kelley and a brother Donald Kelley.
Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2144 Stokes Bridge Road West, Bishopville, S.C. 29010
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kelley family.