Ben James Nanny
1946 - 2018
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Ben James Nanny


Ben James Nanny, age 72, of Abilene, Texas, passed away at Hendricks Medical Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Ben is survived by wife of 51 years, Delores, three children, Holly Hammonds (Bryan) of Roy, UT, Jennifer Seward (Robbie) of Richland, MS, and Benjamin Nanny (Lora) of Knoxville, TN. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Dallas Hammonds, Devin Hammonds, Kenzie Seward, Addy Seward, Maya Nanny, and Ephraim Nanny, and is also survived by brothers Joel Nanny (Betsy) and W.O. Nanny (Muriel) of Haskell, TX, as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Ben is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Army '67-'69 in Troop C 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry Division USARPAC where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart.

He retired from the United States Postal Service. He loved spending time on the family farm, being a husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and loyal friend. He was a devoted volunteer at Grace Lutheran Church. Ben was gifted at bringing a smile to the faces of people he loved. He cherished the time he spent fishing or playing any sport with a racquet and ball.

Ben is predeceased by his mother Janelle, father Otho, twin sister Beth Freshour, and brother-in-law Jimmy Freshour.

Service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1202 South Pioneer, Abilene, Texas, 79605. Ceremony officiants are Pastor Leslie Dunlap and Bo Whitaker. Donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church or your favorite charity on behalf of Ben.

God said, "I am made whole by your life. Each soul, each soul complements me." ~ Hafiz

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Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Nov. 17, 2018.
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November 24, 2018
Salute for your service-sorrow for your family and prayers for the crossing-over journey.
Dwight Birdwell
November 21, 2018
So very sorry to hear about Ben. Our thoughts and prayers are with Delores and the family.
George and Felecia Sanchez
Felecia Klose Sanchez
November 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Benny in Haskell. He was a friend and a good guy. I know he will be missed by all.
Dick Frierson
November 17, 2018
Delores, my heart was saddened when I got the news about your loss. Ben was truly one of the really "good guys" on the Postal Service team. All who knew him have been blessed by his friendship!
Kathy Yancey
November 17, 2018
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Nancy Nanny
November 17, 2018
Delores I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I know God will see you thru. Your friend Darlene (Hendricks)
Darlene Glover
November 17, 2018
Darlene Glover
November 17, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Darlene Glover
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