Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

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Peter Robert Kley

July 3, 1963June 1, 2019

Peter "Pete" Robert Kley was born on Wednesday July 3, 1963 in Middleborough, Massachusetts to Robert Carl Kley Jr., and Sally Jean Kley. He passed on Saturday June 1, 2019 in Plano, Texas. Pete grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and Plano, Texas with his younger sister Paula J. Conner. He was a proud Eagle Scout.

He graduated from Plano Senior High in 1981. He attended Texas A&M and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1989. This led him to his career of becoming a architectural draftsman for CBJeni Homes

Peter wanted to enjoy life to its fullest during the time he had here. That time was spent with his beloved family and pets. He married his life partner Diane (Behne) Kley in 1985. Together they had one daughter, Samantha Lynn Battleson and a son, Dylan Gregory Kley.

He loved classic cars, Aggie Football and the Dallas Cowboys. You would often find him listening to classic rock or watching Graveyard Cars, Game of Thrones. He will fondly be remembered for his good sense of humor and the way he always gave shrewd advice. Pete will be greatly missed.

Peter Robert Kley is survived by both parents, Robert Carl Kley Jr., and Sally Jean Kley. His beloved wife Diane Behne Kley. His daughter, Samantha Lynn (Battleson) Kley and husband Robert Joseph Battleson. His son Dylan Gregory Kley. One much cherished granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Battleson. His sister Paula J. (Connor) Kley and brother-in-law, Gary Connor from Pecos, Texas. His dog, Ellie the lab.

Family will have private services for Peter "Pete" Robert Kley. If you would like to leave your condolences for the family please refer to www.teddickeywestfuneral.com


  • Diane Behne Kley, Wife
  • Samantha Lynn (Kley) Battleson, Daughter
  • Robert Joseph Battleson, Son-in-law
  • Dylan Gregory Kley, Son
  • Robert Carl Kley Jr., Father
  • Sally Jean Kley, Mother
  • Paula J (Kley) Conner, Sister
  • Elizabeth Ann Battleson, Granddaughter
  • Ellie Kley, Furbaby


  • Family will have Private Services


Peter Robert Kley

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Roberta Pratt

June 7, 2019

It is with deep sadness when I heard of Peter's passing. Pete's Mom and I are cousins. During Pete's growing up years he spent weekends or a weeks summer vacation in Barnstead NH on Suncook Lake with his parents, sister and grandparents. My children always loved it when they arrived as they seemed to enjoy doing things together. One summer Pete and Opie spent their time helping Uncle Reg cut and stack wood to burn in the wood stove during cold summer mornings. There are no words for your loss our family is so very sorry and sends our deepest sympathy.

Heidi Pratt Commerford

June 7, 2019

I was so shocked and sad to hear of Peters passing. I am Peters second cousin, as our Mothers are first cousins. For several years during our teen years, Peter, his sister Paula and their Grandmother Polly, would travel to New England to visit family. For the 3-4 days that they would spend with my Grandparents in Barnstead NH, my brother and I would join them. Peter and my brother Opie would spend most of those 3-4 days cutting, chopping and stacking wood for my Grandfather, fishing and driving my Grandfathers old truck on the two dirt roads to the lake. The four of us would go swimming in the late afternoon, before playing cards together in the evening. Those were great times and I have such great memories of Peter!! Hard to believe that this was about 40 years ago!!

The last time I saw Peter was in 1992. I traveled to Texas with my Grandmother to visit the Kleys as well as "Aunt Polly" for a week. Our first night we all went out to dinner where Peter introduced me to chicken friend steak! Being from the Northeast I had never heard of it, but it was great! We had several family gatherings in the evenings with Peter, Diane and little Samantha at Peters parents house. There were always lots of laughs and I have great memories of that visit.

While it has been so many years since I have seen Peter, I will always have wonderful memories of him and the good times that we shared. He will be terribly missed.

I offer my most heartfelt condolences to his wife Diane, his children, his parents and the entire family.

Mary Douglas

June 7, 2019

I remember Pete driving his orange Olds down Nocona Drive with Samantha in her car seat with the top down and radio on! Before our kids, Drew & Marissa, could pronounce his name correctly, they called him Mister Peep. We had so much fun sitting outside on Friday nights watching the kids play and having a few cold ones. Pete will be missed!

Vicki Kleinenbroich

June 6, 2019

I didn't know Peter for long. I am relatively new at CBJeni, where Peter & I met. He was what I thought a quiet but nice guy. Little did I know just how much of a talker Peter was (I say that lovingly). Last Friday, I had stopped at his cubicle & he kept me there (probably 45 minutes) telling me about & sharing pictures of his old cars! I laugh at that sweet but memorable story. I have your beloved family in my thoughts & prayers.

Dan Marolda

June 6, 2019

For many years Pete and I drove out to Texas Motor Speedway to the Good Guys Auto Show. He could name any classic car just by looking at the grill, especially any Oldsmobile of any year, style or build-out. We lost touch because our kids, wives and grand kids became the center of our lives. But we'll always have cars in common. I'll miss him a lot. I picture his journey to Heaven in an all white and gold 1970 442 Convertible, arriving at the Pearly Gates only to have St. Peter say, "Nice ride". Pete would respond, "Yup". Godspeed Pete.