September 11, 2021, 86, Fremont –
Ben Ray Edgerton, 86, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
Born in Wayne County on January 3, 1935 to the late Ira Edgerton and Virginia Sasser Edgerton.
Ben is survived by his son, Daryl Edgerton; daughter, Angie Chapman and former husband, Jeff; his grandchildren, Justin Crawford and wife, Jamie, Taylor and Sean Chapman; great-grandchildren, Zaila and Zain Crawford; his stepchildren and the mother of his children, Jackie Taylor.
Ben served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years. Well known for his love of putting puzzles together, he also enjoyed watching his favorite tv shows including, Gun Smoke. Ben was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins. Ben attended Rosewood First Baptist Church.
A service to celebrate Ben’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in the Chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Sutton officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Interment will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Franklyn, Robert and J.T. Edgerton; his sisters, Alice Sasser, Janice Whitley, Alma Lewis and Mary Belle Aycock; his wife, Kathryn Edgerton.
Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.