Born Sept. 18, 1953 in Neola, he was a son of the late Hollis (Sonny) and Mary Ryder Shifflett.
Bennie moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was 3. He graduated from Belmont High School in Dayton. He enlisted in the US Army and retired from the Army, having served in Desert Storm.Upon retirement from the Army he went to work at The Greenbrier Hotel as a chef in the cafe for 20 years.
He enjoyed working in his flower beds and with his farm animals. He was a caretaker for May Chapel Cemetery.
Bennie was a member of the Masonic Lodge #65 Huntersville, WV, and the Shrine at Antioch Dayton, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Robin, of 43 years; two sons, Dustin Shifflett, and Chad Shifflett of White Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Shay, Tallahassee, and Maggie; great-grandchild, Donta; three brothers, Gary (Letta) Shifflett, Hollis (Rona) Shifflett both of Dayton, Ohio, and Henry Shifflett of White Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Kathy (Randy) Wells of Xenia, Ohio and Rita (Curtis) Kincaid of White Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Donna Shelton of Virginia Beach, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 13, at May Chapel Church in Neola where Pastor Lowell O’Dell officiated. Burial followed with Military Rites in the May Chapel Church Cemetery.
Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church.
Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com