CHATHAM — Benjamin Franklin Kissam, age 89, of Chatham, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
He was born on December 28, 1923, in Evergreen, North Carolina, and was the son of the late Benjamin Treadwell Kissam and the late Essie Bell Durant Kissam.
He was a graduate of North Carolina State University and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He retired from Pittsylvania County Schools. He was a long time member of Chatham Baptist Church, where he was active in the Sunday School and music programs.
Mr. Kissam was married to the late Ann Bell Kissam for 45 years.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Walter and Burton Kissam.
He is survived by one brother, Samuel Thomas Kissam, and his wife Virginia, of Evergreen, North Carolina; three goddaughters, Amanda Sink Wydner and her husband, Freddie, Jessica Sink Dalton and her husband, Daniel, Lauren Sink Hagood and her husband, Ryan, daughters of Louis and Gloria Sink, all of Chatham.
The family and friends would like to acknowledge Dr. Minesh Shah and the staff of Chatham Family Medical center for their kindness as well as the loving support extended by Pastor Chuck Warnock and his wife, Debbie.
Funeral services will be conducted at Chatham Baptist Church on Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Warnock, III officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Bedford at 4:00 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the residence on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Scott Funeral Home in Chatham is respectfully serving the Kissam family.
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