Posted on Wednesday, 20th August 2014 | Harrison
Troy Richard Benjamin 40 of Harrison Township, Michigan passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Troy was born December 21, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Rodney Dale and Dianna Lynn (Hanchett) Benjamin. Troy graduated from Charlotte Public Schools in 1993. Troy served his country for six years in the United States Army and Michigan National Guard. Mr. Benjamin had resided in the Detroit area since 2006, coming from the Charlotte and Harrison areas. Troy loved working and playing with computers, playing guitar, playing video games, watching old western television shows and movies. But his greatest love was caring for and spending time with his children. Troy is survived by his four loving children, two daughters: Chelsea L. Benjamin and Cylea M. Benjamin, two sons: Cody A. Benjamin and Casey L. Benjamin, his mother, Mrs. Dianna L. Smith and husband Wilbert C. Smith Sr. of Harrison, his father, Mr. Rodney D. Benjamin and wife Christy of Glasgow, Kentucky, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Barbara Hanchett of Harrison, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Goodenow of Cheboygan, Michigan, one brother, Michael Smith of Harrison, four step sisters: Shiloh Lewis and husband Sheldon of Lansing, Lisa Diem and husband Chano of Kimball, Michigan, Genine Hayward and husband Dave of Port Huron, Michigan and April Smith of Kansas, three step brothers: Wilbert Smith Jr. of Washington D.C., Wayne Henchel and wife Pam of Harrison and Larry Smalley and wife Kristie of Harrison, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his great-uncle, James Hanchett of Tustin, Michigan. Troy was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mr. George Hanchett, paternal grandparents, Oscar L. Benjamin and Emily Jean Rose and a step brother, Tony Smith. Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Pastor Vince Nader officiating. Military honors for Troy will be conducted under the auspices of the Harrison American Legion Post 404 military honors team. Visitation for Troy will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Summerfield Township Cemetery, Leota, Michigan. Memorial gifts in memory of Troy may be considered to: Benjamin Family, in care of: Mrs. Dianna L. Smith. To share an online memory or condolence with Troy’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Benjamin are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.
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