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Drayton Kelly Jennings, Jr

Obituary Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Drayton Kelly Jennings, Jr. age 70,  of Commerce entered into rest Tuesday December 3, 2019 at his residence.

Mr.  Jennings was born January 9, 1949 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Drayton Kelly, Sr& Grace Jennings. He served his Country in the United States Army having fought in the Vietnam War. He had many careers over the years working as a welder, operating heavy equipment, but most recent working at the Georgia – Carolina Auto Auction. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Taylor Danielle Mayfield, great granddaughter, Sophia Duck, brothers, Aaron Jennings & Donald Jennings, sisters, Gail Jennings & Laura Dickerson.

Survivors include, wife, Barbara Ann Jennings, daughters, Nancy Kershner of Hartwell, Teresa (Sammy) Gantt of South Carolina, step daughter, Donna (Ron) Twiggs of Cleveland, son, Timothy Eugene (Tammy) Jennings, S.C, step sons, Robert (Catherine) Banks of Winder, Michael Banks of Commerce & Patrick (Kim) Banks of Commerce, 17 grandchildren & 21 great grandchildren also survive.

The family will receive friends Sunday December 8, 2019 at Ward’s Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family will be having a graveside to be announced soon at Graceland West Cemetery in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Ward’s Funeral Home of Gainesville is honored to serve the family of Drayton Kelly Jennings, Jr.

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