Nov. 23, 1973 – July 11, 2021
Kelecy Buckhalter, 47, of Summerville, S.C., died July 11, 2021, in Summerville.
Born Nov. 23, 1973, in Tylertown, he was the son of Nathaniel Causey and the late Elizabeth Buckhalter.
He was an exeptional athlete playing all three sports while also keeping straight A’s at Dexter High School. Upon graduation, he was offered a full scholarship to Westpoint Academy. He attended Southwest Community College where he graduated with an associate of art in mathematics. Buckhalter later attended the University of Southern Mississippi and became a part of the 310 N 40th clique. He was also a Dallas Cowboys fan.
He started his career at Walmart in Columbia. In 2002, he began working at Nissan North America as an area manager. He worked there for almost 18 years before he transitioned to Volvo Car USA.
He married Camika Milton on June 26, 2014. She precedes him in death along with his mother Lizzie Ree.
Survivors are his father, Nathaniel Causey (Jean); eight siblings, Tomika Robinson (Mike), Tremayne Ball (Dana), Tashia Causey, Katrina McDonald, Eddie Frotenberry (Fatima), Corey Causey, Fredrick Fortenberry (Vanesha) and Brian Fortenberry; two step daughters, Dabrianna and Dajaina Milton; God children, Tykarian and Jykaron Harvey; a significant other, Christina Pinder.
A funeral service was July 24, 2021, at Tylertown Baptist Church, with Rev. Troy Gamble rendering the eulogy and officiating, interment in the Second Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Sandy Hook.
Pallbearers were Nakia Hargrove, Koury Hargrove, Nickolas Gamble, Robin Gamble, Roderick Dixon and Chad Haynes.
Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Thompson, Vincent Gatlin, Thomas Grant, Linus Conerly, Tony Holmes, Jeffrey Jackson, Adrain Conerly, Brent Abrams and Anthony Dexter.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.