Obituary For Benny "Ben" Lee Via

December 24, 1944 - July 18, 2020

Benny "Ben" Lee Via, 75, of Eden, passed unexpectedly Saturday, July 18, 2020, at UNC Rockingham Hospital in Eden.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 22, at Ridgeview Cemetery.  He will lie in state on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m for anyone wishing to come by and pay their respects and sign the register book. 

Mr. Via was born December 24, 1944 in Martinsville, VA to the late Neal and Ethel Via.  He was a graduate of Virginia Tech University and did some graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Mr. Via was retired from Wilson Trucking as the manager at the Eden terminal with 27 years of service.  He was employed with Roadway in several states before working at Wilson Trucking.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Becky Redd Via; daughter, Dawn Michelle Via; grandson Devin Bryce Via; twin sister Betty Goss and husband Larry; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Archie Via and sister-in-law Phyllis, and brother Don Rakes.

Mr. Via was a faithful and serving member of First Baptist Church in Eden, having served in many areas.  He loved and was loved by his special church family. 

Ben was a very special person and he will be missed by his family and his many special friends

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