May 25, 1977 - November 11, 2019
Richburg, SC Mr. Benjamin Travis Kee, 42, passed away in his sleep Monday, November 11, 2019. A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City, IL with Mr. Tim Blackburn officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Pyle Funeral Home, 1008 W. Broadway Blvd, Johnston City, IL 62951. Interment will be private. Mr. Kee was born May 25, 1977 in West Frankfort, Illinois and was a son of Ronald Eugene Kee and Lana Kay Blackburn Kee. He was a graduate of Johnston City High School and attended Rend Lake College and Free Will Baptist College. He was employed for over twenty years with Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon, IL and he also worked with Rolled Alloy in Richburg, SC and Dollar General in Richburg, SC. Benji loved his family and he loved his friends as if they were his family. Benji also lived out the scripture “ love your neighbors as yourself”, Anyone that came across his path with a need he would go out of his way to help them, they became his “neighbor”. He also loved his dog Zeus, was an avid Harley Davidson fan. He loved the ride. Mr. Kee was preceded in death by his grandpa Bill Blackburn and his grandma Eva Lou Kee. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Ryan Kee (Amber) of Lakeland FL; one nephew, Kamden Benjamin Kee of Lakeland FL; one neice, Kollins Jo Kee of Lakeland FL; one stepdaughter, Kylie Marlowe of Mt. Vernon, IL; paternal grandpa, Jesse Virgil Kee of Johnston City, IL; maternal grandma, Rosemary Blackburn of West Frankfort, IL; one uncle, Tim Blackburn(Vicky) of West Frankfort IL; one aunt, Myrna Denton (Jim) of Marion, IL; cousins, Ashely Young, Scott Denton, Crystal Tyson, Matthew Blackburn and Nikki Alexander. Memorials may be made to Friends of the animals, P.O. Box 58, Chester, SC 29706. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com
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