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Ben W. Gresham


1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Ben W. Gresham Obituary
Ben W. Gresham, 88, died and joined our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. A memorial service was held Sunday at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Cystic Fribrosis Organization. One great-granddaughter lives with this disease and the research is making major breakthroughs. Mr. Gresham was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Kaufman to Walter and Francis Gresham. He was a longtime resident of River Oaks and Westworth Village as well as recent years in Palestine. He grew up in Mooringsport, La., and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He retired from Lockheed Martin after 30 years of service. He also worked several years with Volunteer Christian Builders. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Francis Gresham; wife, Margie Lee Gresham; siblings, George, James and Tommy Gresham. Survivors: Siblings, Harold Gresham, Geraldine Bethune and Bobby Gresham; children, Colleen and Roy Rodgers of Montalba, Connie and Eddie Tubbs of Lumberton and Barry and Melhainie Gresham of Spring; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 1, 2013
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