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Benjamin Washington Staley, Jr.

October 24, 2023

Benjamin Staley, Jr. Obituary

Benjamin Washington Staley, Jr. was 66 years old. He was born on September 27, 1957, in Danville, Illinois to Benjamin Staley, Sr. and Phyllis Miller.  On October 24, 2023, Benjamin passed away at 11:45pm at home after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. 

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Staley, his sons; Kevin (Edna), Matthew (Marcy), Davy (Brenda) and Benjamin Staley, III.  He is also survived by his grandchildren; Ashley Koester, Tony Warren, Michael Haga, Brittany Haga, Brittany (Jonathan) Chavez, Sierra Gates, David, Robert (Carley) Gilbert Jr, Julia (Noah), Matthew Jr, Courtney (Theodore), Michael Gage, Nicholas, Mercedes, David and Charlie.  He is also survived by his great grandchildren: Kyrie, James, Tobias, Coraline, Orion, Timmy, Gabe, Lily, Anna, Roman, Taylynn, Carolina, Javier, Harley, Kolby, Robert III, Jordan, Donatello, Brooklynn, and Leonardo. He is also survived by his sisters; Marsha Powell, Dawn Richardson, Chillie Clarkston, Millie Synder, and Tracy Hornback. He is also survived by his brothers, Harry Miller, Michael Miller, Dwayne Staley, John Staley, Tim Staley, and Herbert Staley.

He is preceded in death by his dad Benjamin Staley Sr, his mom Phyllis Miller, his stepdad Harry Miller, a son Robert Gilbert Sr. a brother David Staley, Sr, and two sisters Donita and Amanda. He is also preceded in death by his first love of his life his grandma Sally Ann Wombles-Staley. 

He worked at Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors in the maintenance dept for 26 years. He also played music with the Wildlife Band for 30 years. He is an avid dog lover, cubs fan, bears fan and Harley Davidson fan. 

As per his wishes there is no visitation, and he will be cremated. At this time, there will be a memorial service at Grace Community in the future. In lieu of flowers, please donate a monetary donation to his wife and family. Online condolences:

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