Bennie Spillman Brawley, Jr.

October 31, 1936July 22, 2018

Bennie “Ben” Spillman Brawley, Jr.

COLUMBIA – Bennie “Ben” Spillman Brawley, Jr., 81, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. He was born October 31, 1936 in Columbia, SC to the late, Bennie Spillman Brawley and Nora Elizabeth Kind Brawley. He served our country in the United States Army E5 and was a member of St. Helena’s Baptist Church. Surviving are his sisters, Barbara Quattlebaum of Columbia and Brenda Guy (Chris) of Grand Isle, LA; son, Bennie (Karen) Brawley, III of Irmo; daughter, Beth Brawley (Tim Mackay) of Columbia; grandsons, Bennie Brawley, IV, and Brandon (Lindsay) Brawley both of Irmo and Benjamin J. Brawley of Columbia; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Pawmetto Lifeline (as he would rather continue to save animals, than let Beth kill plants). A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Elmwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Elmwood Funeral Home following the service.


  • Pawmetto Life Line


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Visitation: Following the Service Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bennie Spillman Brawley, Jr.

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Dominque Harris

July 26, 2018

I pray that God helps you find healing, peace, and comfort during this time. He blessed this earth with this presence and left everlasting memories. I will always hold our chuckles, time spent, and naps dear to my heart. He was a special friend and a military brother. He took his last ride in honor and his name will be forever upheld with honor. Take your time healing and know that there are many who are here to support the Brawley family in any way needed.