Ben F. Cline, Jr., 62, Henderson, Kentucky, formerly of Concord, North Carolina, passed away at 4:41 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by family.
He was a member of First Christian Church, where he served as a deacon. Ben worked for Shamrock Technologies, Inc., as a Transportation/Shipping Manager. He was a U.S. Army veteran and continued in the Army Reserve for two additional years. Following his military service, Ben attended Central Piedmont College in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was Jaycee Young Man of the Year and received multiple recognitions for charitable projects. Ben was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Henderson PYSA Board, and an active soccer coach and referee for many years. He enjoyed outside activities including gardening, landscaping, and farming. He also enjoyed traveling, reading, and especially being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Vernice A. Cline.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Francine Cline; three children, Taylor Cline and his wife, Jennifer, of Crestview Hills, Kentucky, Nicholas Cline and his wife, Stephanie, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and Lauren Hinz and her husband, Andrew, of Newbern, Tennessee; his father, Ben F. Cline, Sr., of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, Dale Cline and his wife, Mary Kate, of Charlotte, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Haleigh Cline, Branson Cline, Tucker Cline, and Aiden Hinz; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Dr. Chuck Summers will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony’s Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Michael Parsons, Johnny Crafton, Bruce Fisher, Jim Terrell, Jerry Hatfield, and Matt Derry.