Family received friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home for Ben Kilpatrick, 94, of Greenville, who passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. A graveside service followed at 3 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Evergreen. The Rev. Tim Skipper and the Rev. Nathan Skipper officiated.
Mr. Kilpatrick was born in Monroe County on Feb. 14, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and moved to Evergreen in 1958. He worked for 28 years as a district engineer for the Alabama Highway Department and was also a professional land surveyor. After retirement, he moved to Greenville.
Mr. Kilpatrick served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on various committees of the Evergreen Baptist Church and later Greenville First Baptist Church. His favorite pastimes were fishing, quail hunting, woodworking, gardening and spending time with his family.
His wife of 74 years, Renie Kilpatrick; parents, Franklin Busey and Elsie Manning Kilpatrick; son, Dr. Michael O. Kilpatrick and grandson, James Gunter Kilpatrick, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, son, Mitchell Kilpatrick (Joanne) of Montgomery; daughter, Patricia Skipper (Tim) of Greenville; eight grandchildren, Michael O. Kilpatrick Jr. (Jennifer) of Stanardsville, Va., Andrew Kilpatrick (Elizabeth) of Pensacola, Fla., Matthew Kilpatrick of Auburn, Marianne Gamper (Tommy) of Prattville, Kate Clemens (Jeremy) of Millbrook, Nathan Skipper (Leah) of Greenville, Patrick Skipper (Lacey) of Greenville and Laura Skipper of Greenville and 13 great grandchildren, Sarah Kilpatrick, James Kilpatrick, Savannah Clemens, Hensly Clemens, Harper Clemens, Alan Gamper, Ben Gamper, Eden Skipper, Logan Skipper, Micah Skipper, Natalie Skipper, Sarah Catherine Skipper and John Patrick Skipper.
Pallbearers were Michael Kilpatrick, Andrew Kilpatrick, Matthew Kilpatrick, Patrick Skipper, Tommy Gamper and Jeremy Clemens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Greenville First Baptist Church Capital Improvements Fund.
Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home is directed.