Mr. Benjamin Kilgore Chreitzberg, Jr., age 90, of Rome, GA, formerly of Easley, SC, died Monday, April 17, 2023, at The Spires.
Mr. Chreitzberg was born September 6, 1932, in Williamston, SC, son of the late Benjamin Kilgore Chreitzberg, Sr. and Nell Whitten Chreitzberg. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Easley, SC, where he taught couples Sunday School Class, and was ordained as a Deacon in 1969, having served in several Baptist Churches. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Gerber Children’s Wear.
Mr. Chreitzberg was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a First Lieutenant and Company Executive Officer in the First Tank Batallion. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Rotary Club. Mr. Chreitzberg had also served on the Board of Directors at First Union Bank as well as the South Carolina Textile Manufacturing Association. He had also served on the Anderson County School Board – District One.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Ann Chreitzberg; son, Benjamin “Ben” Chreitzberg; sister, Ann Chreitzberg Turner; a brother, Kennedy Whitten; brother-in-law, Thomas Alexander Willis.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Betty Phillips Chreitzberg; daughter, Lisa Chreitzberg (Dennis) Bryant; sister, Claire Chreitzberg Willis; nephew, Thomas Alexander (Melissa) Willis, III; grandchildren, Virginia Nell Bryant, Alex Norman Bryant, Kathleen Sloan Chreitzberg Crippen, and Benjamin Kilgore (Tyler) Chreitzberg, IV; and great-grandchild, Hinley Jean Crippen.
Graveside and interment services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 21, 2023, at Greenhills Memory Gardens with Pastor Jared Pickard officiating. Pallbearers will be Alex Bryant, John Wolfe, Thomas Willis, III, and Dennis Bryant.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).
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