Benjamin F. Moland, 96, passed away Sunday, February 6 at his home at Summers Pointe Assisted Living. He was born March 20, 1925 in Town Creek, Alabama to Thomas J. and Victorie (Wright) Moland.
He was the middle child of 12 from share-cropping cotton farmers in northern Alabama. He married his late wife, Virginia Scogin, in 1946 and moved to Winchester in 1950, raising their five children.
He worked at OMCO Mould Company for 14 years and then spent 20 years at Westinghouse in Union City. After retirement, he and his wife returned to his home town in Alabama devoted to his life-long passion of gardening. He happily raised sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons and peanuts, sharing them at farmers markets. His peanut brittle was a favorite of his grandchildren.
He was a member of Sanderson Methodist Church, Town Creek and a freemason of Grand Lodge of F & A M #361.
Surviving family members are children: Grant (Beth) Moland; Pat (late Don) Suitts, Union City; Betty (Dick) McCord, Maryville, Tennessee; and James (Virginia), Adidas, Louisana.
Also, surviving are 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Virginia in 2001, all of his siblings and his daughter, Linda (Art)Bartle.
A Celebration of Life for close family and friends will take place Saturday, February 12 at Reichard Funeral Home in Union City from 4:30 to 6 p.m. interment of ashes will take place in Alabama at a later date. The family requests attendees be respectful and use discretion with masks and social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimers Association. Also, their gratitude goes out to all the staff at Summers Pointe for their tender, loving care of “Ben.”
Reichard Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangments. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.reichardfh.com.