Ben L. Carnes died March 31, 2021 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was 73.
Ben was born April 11, 1947 in San Benito, Texas, to Mabel and Aubrey Carnes. After graduating high school, Ben attended Texas A&M University graduating with a Civil Engineering degree in 1969. He married Linda Turner Carnes of Longview, Texas, that same year and moved to Vicksburg. He later went on to receive a Masters degree of Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University, and then a Doctorate in Engineering from Texas A&M. Ben worked 36 years for the Army Corp of Engineers at Waterways Experiment Station (now ERDC). He was a member of Crossway Church in Vicksburg where he faithfully served in different roles. Ben enjoyed spending time with his family, working crossword puzzles, and watching any game the Texas Aggies were playing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Mabel Carnes.
Ben is survived by his wife, Linda; his two daughters Jennifer Wilson (Stan) and Kimberly Sauls (Chad); his grandchildren Jack and Garrett Sauls, Jane and Kate Wilson; also two brothers Jim Carnes (Billie Anne) and Phil Carnes (Sheila); sister-in-law Merrilyn Turner Barton, brother-in-law Jerry Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Vicksburg Mississippi handled through Glenwood Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Crossway Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi; or Habitat for Humanity. https://www.habitat.org/support/honor-memorial-gifts
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