Ben Kissam, 84, Clemson University Professor Emeritus of Entomology, died on Nov. 24, 2019, at Clemson Downs.
Kissam retired from Clemson in 1991 after 25 years of service. He was a graduate of Clemson, where he played football in 1953-57. He also earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in entomology from Clemson. He was a retired U.S. Army colonel and was commander of the Clemson and Anderson units of the S.C. Army National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Alyce Lee Kissam Pastor of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren, Lauren Kalie Pastor and Joshua Tredwell Pastor; and great-grand daughter, Harper Elizabeth Pastor.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
A graveside committal service with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery in Anderson.
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