Ben G. Box, age 82, of Brownwood, Texas, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at his home with his loved ones by his side.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Ben Box was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Earth County, Texas, the son of the late Gaylord and Emma Glover Box. He served in the Calvary and later with the military police. Ben married Betty Fiveash on March 6, 1948, in Brownwood; she preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1987. He worked as a dairyman and farmer for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Brown County.

Survivors include companion of 20 years, Billie Holcomb of Brownwood; sons, Ben A. Box and wife Julie of Early, and Rickey Box and wife Tammy of Early; daughter, Tammie Hill of Early; brothers, O.D. Box of Bangs and Cleburn Box of Sweetwater; sister, Nona Faye Land of Comanche; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Pamela Mann; grandson, Justin Box; and his in-laws, Ed and Agnes Fiveash.

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