Benny "Ben"C. Brawner
July 11, 1950 - May 2, 2018
There was one thing we could always count on, and that was that Ben never hesitated to speak his mind. You always knew where you stood with him... good, bad, or indifferent. His greatest passion, after classic cars and pretty women, was studying people and trying to understand what made them tick. He could tell a story at the drop of a hat and keep you entertained even if you'd heard it many times before (and you probably had).
Ben was a proud father who loved his children from the tips of his hair (which was beautiful!) to the bottoms of his feet...all 285 lbs, 6'1" of him. He loved drag races and fast cars, music of all genres, and watching movies, when his head wasn't under the hood of a car. The only food he refused to eat was liver, although his capacity to tolerate much chicken maxed out as a child.
Ben worked hard his entire life, from his roots in middle Tennessee to his decades in Georgia. Even chemo treatments for leukemia did not keep this strong man down. Missing work wasn't an option when he was ill... those absences were for healthy days! He was determined and self-motivated, always trying to be there for his family. His place of peace and comfort was his home, which he loved.
Ben lost his life battle to vascular disease. His last few weeks went by way too fast after an initial stroke in mid-March when he had his first ever ambulance ride. He is survived by his wife, Sandi Regal Brawner, with whom he shared the last 27 1/2 yrs, his daughter, Tensia M. Brawner, his son, Ben J. Brawner, and daighter-in-law Kristy), his son, Jesse L. Brawner, and his stepson, Keith T. Rybak, all of whom loved him deeply and are heartbroken that he is gone. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sierra, Stassija, Serena, and Benny, and his greatgranddaughter, Noelle.
Ben was "cooler than socks on a rooster," an expression he often used. He knew all the cuss words and used them as he saw fit. He was no saint, but he was a good man who knew how to love and loved well. His colorful personality will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 3:00 PM, at Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services, Acworth, GA 678-574-3016