Benjamin Ryan Posey was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. on November 17, 1988 to Bobby and Tammy Posey. Ben was a long-time resident of Edmond, Okla. attending Edmond North High School and graduating in 2008. He played several sports, including football, baseball, and wrestling. Ben had a special place in his heart for dogs, specifically the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed. He worked several jobs and did very well at them. Ben owned his own landscaping business, Premier Landscaping in Edmond for several years. He also worked construction and at the FFA center in Oklahoma City, among other things.
The last two years Ben resided and worked in South Florida where he made several meaningful friendships. These friendships were built on honesty, trust, respect and sobriety.
Ben was a kind and happy soul and he had a big heart. Everyone was his friend and Ben never met a stranger. He would do anything for anyone and had an absolutely infectious smile. Ben was taken from us way too early and our grief is overwhelming, but he's in a better place with no more pain or sorrow.
Ben was preceded in death by the following immediate family members: his sister, Jessica Rae Posey; grandparents, J.R. "Buster" and Betty Raye Brown; grandparents, William Carl and Wylma Jean Posey; aunt and uncle Karen and Dale Todd and his beloved pit bull, Isabella.
Ben is survived by his parents, Bobby Ray and Tammy Gayle Posey; brother Matthew Carl Posey and wife Briana Michelle and daughter Cadence Grace. His soul mate, Cassie Marie Griffin; nephew Daniel Miles Dolman; niece Lola Bell Dolman. Aunts and Uncles; Gary and Bobbie Brown, Dennis and DeAnn Brown, Karla and Larry Taylor, Rick and Denise Harrell, and a host of cousins and friends.
We love you, Ben. You will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Clay Crossing In Memory of Ben Posey Attn: Kerry Bruce P.O. Box 8 Maud, OK 74854.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, Edmond.