John W. Killough

Published 3:33 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2012

John W. Killough, of Landrum, died suddenly, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional. He is survived by his wife, Vickie Killough of 35 years; a son, Joe Killough (Chris); two daughters, Wendi Stein (Dwayne) and Capt. Kari Turley (Capt. Pat Turley); and five grandchildren, Noah and Jeb Killough, Gavin Stein and Coraline and Lenora Turley; a brother, Wally Killough (Karen) and their two children, Julia Finley (Owen) and Eric Killough (Beth). He was a graduate of Appalachian State and received an MBA from USC. He was a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a loved and respected banker in the Landrum-Tryon-Columbus Area. He was a banking executive for more than 30 years and retired August 2011. He was an active member of Landrum United Methodist Church. He co-founded the first Landrum sports program and basketball youth leagues in area churches. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Landrum United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Jane Jenkins. Burial will follow at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Mills River, N.C. at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to, Bearden-Josey Center For Breast Health, 101 East Wood Street Spartanburg, SC 29303, or to the National Pancreas Foundation at Condolences may be left at

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