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Ben Golden

Mar 3rd, 1961 - Dec 28th, 2019

There will be no services. 

 

   Benjamin “Ben” Robert Golden, age 58, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 28, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

   He was born March 3, 1961, in Clay County, the son of Robert Ellington and Eunice (Laughlin) Golden.  He was united in marriage to Tina S. Phillips on July 14, 1979, at Oak Mound Church and they have shared 40 wedding anniversaries together.

   Ben retired after 36 years at Sherwin Williams (Minwax) in Flora where he worked as a supervisor and blend tech.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching football, especially college football.  He always made time to attend his kids and grandkids sporting events and was known as “Papa Ben” to his grandkids.  Ben will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.   

   He is survived by his wife: Tina Golden of Xenia; children: Benjamin R. (Katie) Golden Jr. of Xenia, Kendal L. (Adam) Forth of Bumpus Mills, TN, Kyle D. Golden of Carterville; and Hannah M. Golden of Greensboro, NC; 8 grandchildren: Taylor, Mackenzie, Gabe, Elington, William Jack, Johnston, Cole, and Luke; mother: Eunice Golden of Louisville; a brother: Daniel (Jenny) Golden of Isonville, Kentucky; a sister: Deborah (Ed) Notestine of Cumming, GA; his 2 dogs: Bass and Ollie; and many nieces and nephews also survive.  

   He was preceded in death by his father: Robert E. Golden and father and mother-in-law: Bill and Jo Ann Phillips.

   No services will be held.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.  Memorial donations are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  

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Terry and Ruth Spicer

December 30th

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy!

Troy and Sandy Thomas

December 30th

Tina and family So sorry to hear about Ben. We will be thinking of you and your family in the days ahead.

Lulu Mae Rascher

December 30th

Amy & Paul Brodkorb

December 30th

Tina and Family, we are so very sorry to lean about Benj. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

Anthony & Laura Harrington

December 30th

Sorry for your loss, Ben was a great guy!

Bill and Robin Atwood

December 30th

We are so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Prayers of comfort for all your family.

Rick & Darwin VanDyke

December 30th

We Are So Sorry For Your Loss!

Johnny Hollinsworth & family

December 30th

Tina and family we are so sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny & Wanda Hollinsworth

Mike and Sharon Gray

December 30th

So sorry for your loss Tina. Ben was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

Gary Huddlestun

December 30th

So sorry fro your loss He was one of the best

Bill and Brenda Britton

December 30th

In our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Linda Welty

December 30th

So sorry for your loss. Ben was a wonderful guy. Prayers for your family.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

December 30th

Our prayers are with the family, Sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you.

Rick And Tina Klanke

December 30th

We are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with him at the volleyball games. He was always there to support his girls! He will be missed by all that knew him.

John Hutchens

December 30th

My sincere condolences to the family of Ben Golden. He has been a good friend and coworker to me for many years. He will be sadly missed.

Lisa Kessler

December 30th

He was a great guy kept me on my toes at work. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers to the family.

Karen Phillips

December 30th

So very sorry to hear this. Ben was a great person and he will be greatly missed throughout the community. Sympathy and prayers to the family.

Zach Harrell and Kari Murphy

December 30th

Thinking of the Golden family at this difficult time. Prayers for strength! We are so sorry to hear about Ben. He was one of a kind. Will be greatly missed by many. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you all!

Kevin & Gena Martin

December 30th

So sorry to hear about you families loss. Praying for family and friends. 🙏

Dennis Goodman

December 30th

Ben was a friend and coworker for many years. I will miss him. Rest in peace my friend.

Linda Jones

December 30th

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. Sending prayers and hugs for family and friends. May God be with you all.

Vickie Henson

December 30th

Tina, Such a great husband, father and friend and will be missed by many. Cherish all your years and memories together.

Jay Brooks

December 30th

Praying for comfort at your loss of Ben. May you find God's blessings as you grieve and share good memories.

Doug and Debbie ((Showalters) Slover

December 31st

So very sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers for the family in the days to come.

Lisa Young

December 31st

Thoughts and Prayers for Tina and the family

Troy and Sandy Thomas

December 31st

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all in the days ahead

Julie Giddens

December 31st

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May the Lord wrap his arms around each and every one of you.

Garry & Connie O'Brien

December 31st

Tina I just seen the news about Ben. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you and the family during this time.

Meryl Woods Jr

December 31st

Very sorry for your loss, Ben was a great guy and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family.

Pat an Joyce O'Donnell

December 31st

So sorry for ur loss.prayers for u all..he will be missed.

Bryan and Diane Ridge

December 31st

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Jennifer Smith

December 31st

Truly sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Jay & Linda Newby

December 31st

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy!

Bill and Linda Waller

December 31st

We are very saddened by the news of Ben's passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.

Sandy Smith

December 31st

Tina, I am so sorry! I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and your family!

Lisa Erbacher

December 31st

May God comfort you and wrap his arms around you and your family...so very sorry Tina ...

Carolyn Matchett

December 31st

Tina, My prayers are with you and the family.

Tammy Akes

December 31st

Tina and family, I know your pain. I'm deeply sorry for u all. Plz let me know if I can help in anyway. Luv, hugs n prayers

Richard McCormack

December 31st

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ben many years at Minwax, now Sherwin Williams. Prayers for your family.

Jamie and Jenny Ayers

December 31st

Soo sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

December 31st

Tina and family - Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Windell & Tammy Bowman

December 31st

We spent a lot of weekends with Ben and Tina watching our daughters play softball. He will be missed. Wonderful memories

Shirley McGee

December 31st

So very sorry for your loss. Ben had quite the sense of humor and always knew you when he saw you. Prayers to you, Tina, as well as all your family.

Cathy Sledge Kieta

December 31st

Tina, I’m so sorry to hear about Ben. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Brenda & Gary Miller

December 31st

So sorry may God provide comfort and peace to all of you.

Don and Mary Ellen Knapp

December 31st

Eunice, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mona Bowen Zuck

December 31st

Sorry to here will always remember him from grade school his family will be in my prayers. His mom was a great teacher at school and home. I know he will be missed.

Larry and Becky Timm

December 31st

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Robin and Sharla Todd

December 31st

So Sorry for your Loss.

Glenda Cooper

December 31st

Tina and family my thoughts and prayers are with you, Ben was a one of a kind guy, God bless you and be with your family. This is a terrible time of year to loose a loved one.

Sonny Dale Carpenter

December 31st

Sorry for your loss, you and loved ones in my thoughts and prayers

Brenda Bradham

December 31st

I haven’t seen Ben since graduation 1979. Good guy him and I walked the graduation walk together. Tina your in our thoughts and prayers family as well.So Sorry

Daphne Urbanski

December 31st

So sorry for your loss of Ben my thoughts and prayers are with all the family

Donna whitt

December 31st

Sorry for your lost ,you are in our prayers and thoughts.

Bill and Inez Copelin

December 31st

Tina and family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts.

Martha and Jim Dulaney

December 31st

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Praying for you all.

John Bayler

December 31st

I'm so sorry. I'll keep the family in my prayers.

Butch & Velma Akes u

December 31st

Tina we are so sorry for your lost...deepest sympathy to all the family.

Megan Buckley Bayless

December 31st

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers for all of you.

Jim and Ardeth Freeman

December 31st

We are so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tina and all of his family.

Elvin Gaither

December 31st

Katie I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Michael, Denae, Madison, Whitney & Brayden Morrison

December 31st

We are very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.

Steve and Nancy Mink

December 31st

Randy Stevenson

December 31st

You have my condolences. Praying for your family! It was my family's pleasure to have known Ben and your family! God bless each and everyone of you. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around your family and gives you peace and comfort

Dick & Kathy Brassard

December 31st

Tina, BJ and Family, so sorry to hear about Ben. He was a great guy and will be missed by so many. May God give you the strength to deal with this. He will always be in your heart with all the memories you've made through your 40 plus years together. Rest in Peace Ben. Prayers and Love for you Tina and BJ.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

December 31st

Sherry & family, We are sorry for your loss, may God comfort you, our prayers are with the family.

Debbie gertsch

December 31st

T, I'm so sorry for your loss..

Bud & Linda Martin

December 31st

Eunice, Tina and Family: We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed by those who knew him. Our prayers are with y’all during this sad time. RIP Ben

Toby Bullard & Patty Payne

December 31st

Were so sorry to hear about Ben. Prayer for you and your family

Tim and Bridget Schnautz

December 31st

Tina and family, so saddened to hear about Ben. I’ve always appreciated his honesty and transparency.

David & Jackie Nash

December 31st

We are so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Darla Murphy

December 31st

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Williamson

December 31st

Prayers for all the family!

Tony & Crystal Luttrell

December 31st

We were so saddened to hear of Ben's passing. Such a sweet soul gone too soon. Prayers for your comfort and peace in the days ahead and that you will feel God's presence through those who will grieve with you.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 2nd

I am so so so sorry to hear of your loss. Ben was always a right on guy. Love you Tina and prayers your way today and onward. 🙏

Jim & Karen Williams

December 31st

Tina & family so sorry for your loss.

MaryKay Branch and Family

December 31st

Tina, we where so sorry to hear about Ben"s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Family. (((HUGS))) MaryKay and Family

Gary & JoAnn Ernst

January 2nd

Tina & family We are so sorry to hear about Ben's death. He was such a special guy. We enjoyed getting to know you when we were all gym rats with our girls. Please know we are thinking of you all & sending our prayers & heartfelt condolences.

Mary Sefton Saras

December 31st

Tina, I spent several high school years riding the bus to/from Flora High with Ben. I remember his big, big smile and shiny blonde hair. The Goldens were great neighbors and such a wonderful family. My heart goes out to you.

Britt & Suzanne Brown

January 1st

Tina, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Michael & Kayla Anderson

January 1st

Peace & prayer! God Bless

Frank Cunningham

January 1st

Condolences to the family

Dale and Jeanette Laughlin

January 1st

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Nila Hughes

January 1st

Very sorry for your loss. Ben was good to work with and could get me laughing even in difficult moments. He is someone I will not forget. Rest In Peace, Ben.

Jane Snyder

January 3rd

Eunice, Tina, and family...so sorry to learn of Ben’s passing. He and Laurie were in the same class at FHS...my heart goes out to you all as you attempt to cope with this great loss. May God bless and keep you.

Brad & Jill Hoskins

January 3rd

Worked with Ben at Minwax, he always had a positive outlook and best sense of humor. Prayers for the family.

Dean McCaleb

January 6th

I am very sorry for your loss. I know he left many fond memories for all to remember him by. You all are in my prayers.

Debra (Shreffler) Hilliard

January 9th

Deepest Sympathies Tina. Ben and Daniel were some of the first kids we met when we moved to Flora and spent time at the First Christian Church. He will be sorely missed but forever in your hearts.

 

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