Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ben Harold Sammons

Ben Harold Sammons, 83, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Givens Health Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Ben was born in Poynor, Texas on December 20, 1933 to the late Fred Sammons and Jewel Cade Sammons. He was married to the late Elaine Machesny Sammons, who preceded him in death in 2000. Ben was an aircraft electrician and served his country proudly in the United States Army as a missile technician during the Cold War. Ben was a believer in Christ and was a devoted constitutionalist. He was a proud patriot who believed strongly in the second amendment. Ben leaves behind a legacy of honor and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Sammons Neal; and a grandson, Lane Howell.

Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Eric Sammons of Fort Worth, Texas; three daughters, Tamara Sammons Hurt and husband Ronald of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Heather Sammons of Old Fort, North Carolina, and Deborah Sammons Rule and husband Greg of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Bob Sammons and wife Nancy of Houston, Texas; and eight grandchildren, Rodney, Helen, Claire, Samuel, Jarrette, Maureen, Aderian and Erika.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077; or North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050. An online register is available at