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Ben Begley

Ben Begley

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Ben C. Begley, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Dec 25, 2002 at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Pineville, KY, he came here in 1976 from Brookhaven, MS. He was a tool & die maker for ITT Company in St. Petersburg. He was a Chief Gunners Mate on the USS Dobbin at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. He is the President of the Suncoast Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, is a Past President of the National Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, is a Life member of the American Legion Post #273, Madeira Beach, FL and the VFW in Brookhaven, MS. He attended Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg. He is survived by his wife, Doris, 3 sons, Ben C. Begley, Duane Begley, Robert Begley, 3 step daughters, Norie Kany, Nancy Bellucci, 3 brothers, Ira Begley, Otto Begley, Shelvy Begley, a sister, Cassie Begley, 5 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren.

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  • Garry and Les Ne'Lant says:

    Thank you Ben !! May you rest in peace !!

  • Benjamin D Begley says:

    Ben C. sounds like he was a fine man. His site caught my eye since
    our names are so similar. I was born in Leslie Cty Kentucky so Ben C and I are most likely related.

    Ben D. Begley

  • James R. Begley says:

    My Uncle Ben was a fine man and patriot who comes from fine of which I am proud to be a part. He was always kind, generous, and his word was his bond. He and my father, Otto, shared an unspoken brotherly love. I will always remember him for the good times we enjoyed between our families.

    James R. Begley
    U.S. Air Force, Retired 1970-1993

  • Robert M Begley says:


    Just a quick note to tell you that I love you and miss you. I wish I could have spent more time with you. Everyone knows you were a hero at Pearl Harbor, you were always a hero to me.

    Love and God bless,


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