Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Benjamin F. Feit, Jr., 81, Rainbow City, AL, who passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Rev. David Jones and Rev. Ray Lewis will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
Ben was a kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a faithful runner for over 30 years. He was an avid Braves baseball fan (even when they played Pittsburgh) and an Alabama football fan. He attended White Springs Baptist Church and was a member of The Kings Men Sunday School Class.
Mr. Feit was a retired veteran from the US Air Force and Anniston Army Depot with over 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Hunter Feit; father, Benjamin F. Feit, Sr.; sisters, Geri Wolfe, Helen Rosenburg, Eleanor Blum, all of Tionesta, PA, Anna Mae Andrako, of Titusville, PA, and Betty Williams, of Ocala, FL.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia "Patsy" Feit; daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" (Tim) Feit-Collins of Dix Hills, NY; granddaughter, Kelsey Collins; grandson, Shane Collins; brothers-in-law, Charles Denman (Nancy) Dawson of Boaz, AL, Douglas Dawson of Rainbow City, AL, and Bob Wolfe, of Tionesta, PA; nieces and nephews, Suzy (Lannie) Lehman, Lonnie (Rita) Wolfe, Jeff (Kim) Wolfe, Larry Wolfe, Tim (Kathy) Blum, all of Tionesta, PA, Harry and Johnny Andrako, of Meadville, PA; great, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Tim Collins, Shane Collins, Nick Greenhaw, Carl Cooper, Bobby Crosby, Rodney Cochran, Albert Woods, Bruce Hill, Shawn Hill, and The Kings Men Sunday School Class
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff of Amedysis Hospice, Rainbow City, for their compassionate loving care and support during the past 3 years. Especially Valerie Nunn RN, Kendra Johnson RN, May Smith CNA, Hope Whittaker LGSW and Rev. David Jones, Chaplin, Dr. Jarred Warren, Dr. Jason Junkins, and Dr. John Raines, Kirklin Clinic, Birmingham, AL, Dr. Robert M. Conry, and Jolon Greer RN for their 10 years of excellent of care.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to White Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 4411 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, Al 35906.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.