Joseph William Kelly

Published 11:31 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Joseph William Kelly, 73, of Landrum passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at The Smith-Phayer Upstate Hospice House.  He was the son of the late Evelyn Alice Carey and husband to Faye Ellen Gibson Kelly.


Joe was a member of First Baptist Church Landrum, where he was a member of Mike Pearson Sunday School Class.  He was also a member of SC Football Officials Association District 2.  He was a United States Marine and served during Vietnam.   He was retired from Cryovac-Sealed Air where he was a Mechanical Designer and was a retired Firefighter with the Landrum Fire and Rescue District.

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In addition to his wife, Faye he is survived by a son, Joseph Patrick Kelly (Dejan); two daughters, Alisa Kelly Constance (Keith), Emily Ellen Kelly; two brothers, James Kelly, Gerald “Jerry” Kelly and two grandchildren, Chase and Abbie Constance.


He was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Joyce Kelly.


The family will receive friends 1:00-2:30pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at First Baptist Church Landrum.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:30pm conducted by Rev. Mark Bishop.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Landrum Building Fund, 300 East Rutherford Street, Landrum, SC  29356.


Condolences may be left at


Petty Funeral Home

Landrum, SC