Benjamin Franklin Stanton, of Cherryville , North Carolina , passed away on February 8, 2021, surrounded by loving family at the age of 71.
Ben was born to parents Elmore and Prudence Stanton, on June 16, 1949, in Maxton , North Carolina . He graduated from Maxton High School and received a Business Degree from UNC Chapel Hill and had a Masters Degree in plain ole common sense and logic.
In 1967 Ben married and is survived by the love of his life Anita Breeden Stanton who was able to put up with him for 53 years! His 2nd runner up was his life long love affair with fried chicken and deviled eggs! He is also survived by his three daughters Lynne Blanton, Pam Stanton and Jennifer Rudisill and only son, Charles Stanton (each one believing that they are the favorite child). He was the proud “B” to five grandchildren Jonathon, Zachary, Madison, Ava Jade and Jackson.
Ben was preceded in death by parents Elmore and Prudence Stanton, his siblings Tommy Stanton, Billy Stanton and Janie Bracey (Steve) and son in law Marty Rudisill.
After a long career in textiles and being a Foreman on the docks at Carolina Freight Carriers, Ben became successful business owner of Stanton Steel Buildings. He was an avid fisherman and talented musician who self-taught to play numerous instruments. His greatest achievement was the love he was able to show his family and friends. Anyone that ever had the privilege of meeting him found him to be an intelligent, respectful and an all around good guy.
There are many close friends, neighbors, employees, customers and acquaintances that should be called by name. Please know that the family has enjoyed a lifetime of the bad jokes, stories and shared memories that you all have helped to create. Just know you were all loved dearly and you each can decide if you were the “favorite” too!
As Ben would end almost every chat, “I certainly enjoyed the conversation and bye-bye for now.”
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cherryville Bassmasters, P.O. Box 481 Cherryville, NC 28021.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
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