Benny Ray Slone Sr. 66, of ST Helens, KY formerly of Freeburn, KY departed this life Monday, January 30, 2017 at the ST Joseph's Main Hospital of Lexington, KY.
He was born February 14, 1950 at Freeburn, KY the son of; the late Avery & Christine Sullivan Slone.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife; Gail Ruth Slone & a daughter; Pamela Gail Slone, two sisters; Joyce Anne Norman & Vada Anderson.
Benny was a coalminer, having worked for McCoy Elkhorn Coal.
Some people knew him from early on when he was a wrestler and others knew
him as being a man who would lend a hand to help anyone who was in need.
Survivors left to honor his memory include his wife; Brenda Gail Caudill Slone, his son; Benny Ray Jr & Natasha Slone of Freeburn, KY, stepchildren; Richard & Tabitha Gabbard and Serita & Jacob McCoy both of ST Helens, KY, a sister; JoAnn Bevins of Fedscreek, KY, grandchildren; Brianna, Khloe, Isaiah, Elizjah, Jacob Ray-Dale, James, Kaitlyn, Jacob McCoy Jr. & Jordan.
He is also survived by other family, neighbors & friends.
Honoring services will be conducted in the Church of God in Jesus Name Church with the Reverends; Opie Harris & David Norman officiating.
The funeral will be in the church Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:00 Noon with burial following in the Billy Dotson Cemetery of Phelps, KY.
Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will begin in the church, Wed. evening at 6:00 P.M. with special singing & Thur. at 6:00 P.M. with service at 7:00 P.M.
Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services INC of Phelps, KY.