Kenneth "Ken" Corley

July 26, 1933March 10, 2019

Funeral Service for Herman Kenneth Corley, 85, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Rev. Gary Loadholdt is officiating. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mr. Corley passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019. Born in Lexington County, he was a son of the late Herman William “HW” Corley and Annie Lee Monts Corley. Ken was the husband of Dorothy Hinnant Corley. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina-LaSalle Extension University. Ken was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he served as Treasurer. He retired following 38 years of service from Wilbur Smith & Associates as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Ken served as Treasurer of Richland County Recreational Association and St. Andrews Lutheran Church. He enjoyed yard work, wood working and bird hunting. Surviving in addition to his wife of 66 years, Dorothy, are his sons, Michael Corley (Cheryl), Wayne Corley (Patti), Keith Corley (Donna); grandchildren, Jennifer McCurry (Ben), Jessica Bologna (P.A.), Kyle Corley (Carmony), Mary Catherine Greenway (Dillon), Falon Corley, Chris Corley; great-grandchildren, Grant, Jacob, and Tegan. He is also survived by two brothers, Parris Corley (Nancy), Ralph Corley (Jean); numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jay Armstrong. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 525 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Medical Park Dr., Columbia, SC 29203. Please share memories at


  • Father: Herman William "HW" Corley (deceased)
    Mother: Annie Lee Monts Corley (deceased)
    Wife: Dorothy Hinnant Corley.
    Son and Daughter-in-law: Michael and Cheryl Corley
    Son and Daughter-in-law: Wayne and Patti Corley
    Son and Daughter-in-law: Keith and Donna Corley
    Granddaughter: Jennifer McCurry (husband, Ben)
    Granddaughter: Jessica Bologna (husband, P.A.)
    Grandson: Kyle Corley (wife, Carmony)
    Granddaughter: Mary Catherine Greenway (husband, Dillon)
    Grandson: Jay Armstrong (deceased)
    Granddaughter: Falon Corley
    Grandson: Chris Corley
    Great-grandchildren, Grant, Jacob, and Tegan.
    Brother: Parris Corley (wife, Nancy)
    Brother: Ralph Corley (wife, Jean)
    Numerous nieces and nephews


  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kenneth "Ken" Corley

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Kaye Jordan Ward

March 13, 2019

Dear Dot and Family,

Ken was a fine man, an honorable man.

My thoughts and my love are with you.

Kaye Jordan Ward

Karen Franklin Caison

March 13, 2019

Mike, Wayne, and Keith,
Thank you for the memories: riding our bikes by your house and visiting with your great parents. Sending love and sympathy on the loss of your Dad, Karen Franklin Caison

Jon and Debbie Miller

March 13, 2019

Mike,sorry for the loss of your father.

Evelyn Nunamaker

March 13, 2019

Mike, Wayne and Keith,
Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. We had fond memories growing up with great neighbors.

Linda Stillinger

March 12, 2019

May your memories comfort you. Ken Corley was a kind and gentle man.