Orien Benjamin Waldron, formerly of Bent Mountain, a 1977 of Cave Spring High School graduate, passed away unexpectedly in Virginia Beach. Ben faithfully served his country for 20 years in the United States Navy, receiving many honors for his service. Ben is preceded in death by his father, Lindbergh Waldron; his grandparents, Harry and Mabel King; and William Coles and Virgie Waldron.
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He is survived by his mother, Lois Waldron; five daughters; his brother, Harry (Carole); his sister, Lois "Inky" Martin (Steve); his nephews, Kevin Waldron, Lane and Trent Martin; and his niece, Sarah Waldron.
A Celebration of Ben's Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. Visitation will follow the service. Ben will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Roanoke Rescue Mission or Disabled American Veterans.
Published in Roanoke Times on Apr. 5, 2013