Ben (Benny) Fred Molina, 84, of Mesquite, Texas, passed away surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Mesquite, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beatrice Molina. Ben served his country in the U.S. Army. Ben worked for KDFW-TV/Fox news for 55 years, beginning in 1954, where he was a Stage Manager and Lighting Director. Outside of the station, Ben was a regular on CBS network television crews. For more than twenty years, Ben was the "white glove man" on the sidelines of all local Dallas Cowboys games, signaling to game officials when it is time for a "television time-out." In 1989, Ben was a Constable for Dallas County for two years. He thoroughly enjoyed serving his community and received several letters of Commendation. In 2007, Ben was inducted into the Emmy Gold Circle, which honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 50 years ago and made a significant contribution to the Lone Star Chapter television. In Ben's free time, he had a love and passion for Golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He will be forever missed and forever loved by all that knew him. Also survived by sons Michael and Pat Molina; daughters, Michele and son-in-law, Tony Hazle, Marianna and Melissa Molina; five grandchildren, Matthew and wife, Tami Molina, Meagan Cooper, Brent Molina, Nicole and husband, Marcus Scott and Ashley Hazle; and seven great grandchildren. Ben will be laid to rest at Restland Cemetery, Saturday, Jan 12, 2019. Memorial service will be in the Wildwood Chapel at 12:30pm. Visitation is Friday, Jan 11, in the RST Room, from 6-8pm.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 10, 2019.