Born: Sunday Dec 24, 1944

Died: Saturday Jul 18, 2020


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

Online condolences to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

 

 



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Bill and I send our deepest sympathy to Ben's family and friends. He was indeed a very special man as well as a very cherished friend for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who loved him. Ben will remain in our hearts forever. Sincerely, Bill and Donna
Bill and Donna Sullivan

Dear Becky and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. I have such found memories of the fellowship we all shared together. May God comfort you with His peace. My love and prayers are with you. Kathy Miller
Kathy miller

Our family extends thoughts and prayers to Benny Lee and Betty Lou’s families. We had mutual friends in the 60’s when I lived in Bassett. Very nice family. I have twin sons and also have that connection.
Katherine Goudie Wagner

Becky, We have been totally Shaken with the News of the Loss of Bennie Lee. We will Miss him Very Much. Mom & I have been looking at the countless Pictures of y’all taken throughout the years & reminiscing about great memories. If there is anything we can do for you & the family, please call on us. We Love you Becky !! Patsy Via Spencer & Teddy Randall Spencer.
Teddy Randall Spencer 1390 Union Bridge Road

Becky, Dawn, Devin we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Ben. My heart breaks for you and our thoughts and prayers are with you! The Lord will walk beside you and comfort you in these times. We love you and call us anytime.
Chuck and Sarah O'Neal

My deepest sympathy to the Via family. It was a pleasure to know and work with Ben at Wilson Trucking. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
Sheila Money

Becky, Dawn, Devin and Family: Myron and I were heartbroken to hear of Ben's passing. We will miss his gentle smiles and sincere greetings. We pray you all will feel God's Amazing Grace during this time and in days to come. Our love to you all.
Myron and Debbie Horton

Becky, I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He was such a sweet and gentle man. I have missed you both since I left Eden and Family Practice. You and your family will be in my prayers. Cyndi Bailey
Cyndi Bailey

Becky, Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. You and Dawn and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Steve always thought a lot of Ben while working with him at Wilson Trucking. Steve and Rita Morris
Steve and Rita Morris

Becky, Dawn, & Devin, Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you. Uncle Ben was so loved. Praying for God's comfort in the coming days. Love, Amy
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