He was born in Frankfort and was the owner and operator of L & B Trucking. Ben loved to fish, play guitar, sing and restore old cars. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was a U.S. Marine veteran.
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Leona, four brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Phyllis Gillim McMahan; a devoted son, Chuck (Angela) Case; a stepson, Dwayne (Shelley) Gillim; a stepdaughter, Kim (Jeff) Massey; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Pattiville, Kentucky. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at Geary Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Entombment will be 10 a.m. CST Thursday, Sept. 23, at Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Hartford House.