Winston Benjamin Smith, Sr.

February 18, 1946 - October 23, 2021

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Winston Benjamin "Ben" Smith, Sr., 75 of Butler, KY passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice in Edgewood, KY. Ben was born February 18, 1946 to the late: Carl and Sophia Smith. He retired from the University of Cincinnati and was a member of the Grassy Creek Christian Church. Ben was an avid golfer and member of Pendleton Hills Golf Course. He is survived by his loving wife: Virginia "Ginny" Smith; sons, W. Ben Smith, Jr. (Melissa Brankamp) and Michael Scott Smith (Krissi); daughter: Heather Renee Smith (Eric Mayleben); grandchildren: Samantha Cox, Taylor Smith, Andrew Smith, Madison Smith, Lydia Smith and Audrey Werff; brothers: Wayne Issac Smith, Wesley Timothy Smith and Wendell David Smith; sisters: Wanda Lee Combs, Willenia Mae Smith and Wancella Rose Bowling. A Celebration of Life for Ben will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Grassy Creek Christian Church, 6884 Highway 17 North, DeMossville, KY 41033. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Marni Durham - Oct 27, 2021
Ben raised amazing children and was always kind to me. I’m thinking of you all, sending love and hugs.
Rich and Stephanie Burcham - Oct 26, 2021
Scott, Krissi, Taylor & Maddy and the rest of the Smith family, our heart and prayers for peace and love are with each of you during this time. We love you and are so thankful for the amazing gift of your family.
Jason Smith - Oct 26, 2021
I love you all so much Ben was a big part of my life and such an inspiration to me. He always knew how to make people laugh. I will miss you so much Uncle Ben. Praying for all your friends and family during this time.
Steve Oldiges - Oct 25, 2021
Ben It was my pleasure work next to you for years. The fact that you befriended me as a single dad with 2 young kids was a testament to your understanding of parenting. Becoming a Golfing buddy and shooting range partner was a bonus I never anticipated. From including my family into your Autumn driveway concerts and our Florida vacation is something no one else came close to. We will miss you and Ginny can count on us. Steve and Annette
Scharlene - Oct 25, 2021
Ginny and family, We are so sorry to hear of Benny's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I'm terrible expressing myself at times like this there's just no words that say the right thing. Love Scharlene and Dale

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