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Ben graduated from Corsicana High School in 1950. He enlisted in the US Navy where he served in the Korean War shortly thereafter. The stories of his antics in Japan and Korea were filled with crazy adventures. When he returned from Korea, he went to Texas Tech University where he met the love of his life, Sue Shawver.
After marrying Sue they lived many places and finally settled back in Corsicana where they have resided for the last 53 years.
Anyone who knows Ben has a story about him. He was one of the funniest, kindest, and most generous people you could know. He loved spending time on his tractor and on the porch at his farm.
Ben is survived by Sue, his wife of 63 years, Brent and Amy Sharpley of Corsicana, Mavis and Malcom Myers of Oklahoma City, and Misty and Bill Fletes of Corsicana. He has six grandchildren, Payne Sharpley, Emily, Michael and Isaac Myers, and Dean and Chloe Fletes. He has one living sister, Bettye Knighton, of Longview, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will have a private memorial service.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home
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