Ben was born January 12, 1957 in Fort Polk, Louisiana to Howard and Shirley Smith. Ben grew up hunting, fishing, trapping, gold mining and farming. He loved the outdoors and his family. He worked as an apprentice welder for the building of the Alaskan pipeline. He was the Proud owner of Professional Builders for a number of years until his health prevented him from working.
In 1979 he married the Love of his life Lolita Lyon. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, 3 children Justin Smith, Samantha Kamer, Billy Smith and many foster children, daughter-in-law Lacey Smith, son-in-law David Kamer, mother Shirley Smith, sisters Stormie Mitchell, Beth Dorff, grand children Camron, Gavin, Kyle, Krysta, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Howard and brother Jerry Smith.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Delta Junction Community Center
Delta Junction, Alaska
Pastor Bob Carpenter – Officiating