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Ben James Nanny

1946 - 2018
Ben James Nanny Obituary
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 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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