OBITUARY

Benny Wayne Tuley

April 5, 1950December 28, 2020

Benny W. Tuley left this world on December 28, 2020. Born on April 5, 1950, Ben is survived by his sister, Donna Love; Terry McArdle, widower of niece, Emily McArdle; great-nephew, Patrick McArdle; and great-nieces, Caitlyn and Riley McArdle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a younger brother, David, and his beloved niece, Emily Sim McArdle.

Ben had a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Ben was a Captain in the United States Air Force retiring after 25 years of service which included three tours in Vietnam, a year in the Republic of Korea and several years in England. Ben was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, The Air Force Commendation Medal and two of The Meritorious Service Medals.

After his retirement from the Air Force, Ben became a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field of Aerospace Quality Management Systems.

In his final career position at The Boeing Company, Ben was known as the ‘Eternal Optomist’ and was always in pursuit of achieving goals and objectives in the most positive way possible. Ben was the Quality Management Representative for Aviall Services, Inc., now Boeing Distribution Inc. In his capacity Ben was responsible for the quality processes at sites including Australia, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Ben was always willing to lend a hand and is dearly missed by his colleagues across the globe.

Prior to The Boeing Company, Ben was the Aerospace Subject Matter Expert for SAI Global in North America. At SAI Global, Ben developed the AS9100 Internal Auditor Course and was responsible for maintaining all SAI Global Aerospace courses to ensure that they were kept current. In addition to being a popular public course instructor, Ben worked on-site with numerous major Aerospace companies such as Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and Lockheed Martin. At SAI Global, Ben participated in over 125 registrar audits and was the lead auditor on over 25 certification audits. Including the audits he did privately for customers, the total number of audits accomplished was well over 200.

At this time, there will not be a public service. For anyone wishing to contact the family, please send an email to bentuleymemorialemail@protonmail.com. The family has requested that for anyone wishing to honor Ben’s memory donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which is devoted to helping our military veterans, in Memory of Captain Benny W. Tuley, USAF, Ret. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/.

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Julia Block

January 21, 2021

I was privileged to be able to meet Mr. Tuley as he was planning his retirement. He was always positive, upbeat, and quick with a laugh. I wish I had known more of this sweet, gentle man. I am sure his family and friends could impart heaps of wonderful stories about him that would combine to create his beautiful life story. I know he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

jesse TURNER

January 11, 2021

Ben, God only let's his very best through his Pearly Gates!!! My short time with you at Boeing was a pleasure and delight. You help me personally and profesionallt navigating through the Operations of the Warehouse...one of few who I really felt had my back and supported our team. Rest in peac e My Friend!

David Chan, Hong Kong & Singapore

January 10, 2021

Ben was always helpful and well-liked. His legacy lives on. May he rest in peace.

Doug thomson

January 8, 2021

Benny was one of those "go to guys" who, when you asked for assistance he would help without question, swiftly and accurately. The world needs more like him.
I will miss his support

RIP Benny

Anthony Alexander

January 7, 2021

One of the nicest person anyone could have ever met. He never brag about his accomplishments, instead he made sure you had everything you need in you're role. May he Rest in Heaven. God bless his Family and Friends.

Janis Lizardi

January 7, 2021

Dear Ben, rest in peace, love, and joy! You made a positive impact on so many people’s lives. You will be remembered and cherished. You were always caring, respectful, funny, knowledgeable, and knew how to hold team members accountable. You did all these with ease, great attitude and so humbly. I only met you a few years ago in 2017 but since then you taught me so much. You were the first to show me QMS for Aviation and you trusted me to help where you deemed necessary. You also pushed me to aim and reach higher. You engaged so many team members with such a beautiful approach. You were the expert in Quality Management Systems and ISO certifications. You have a place in my heart for all the moments we experienced together and I will miss you dearly! I cheer for you and your life because you made a difference in this earth. Working with you made it all meaningful!

Jose de Jesus

January 7, 2021

I remember Ben very well although I changed roles and had not talked to him in a long time. I worked then as a computer support tech. Sometimes people get frustrated and tend to show their emotions with the computer tech's. Not Ben ever. He was always very respectful and professional. I always did my best to reciprocate.

May God bring comfort to all family members knowing that he made a positive difference in this world that desperately need so much of.

Lisa Short

January 7, 2021

I first met Ben at my salon. He agreed to be my model and let me train on him. He was intelligent, kind, and eased my nerves from day one. We became very good friends, and shared lots of stories, memories and had a lot of laughs. He loved Phantom of the Opera. And we would talk about him going back to see that again someday. Sometimes we would play it on my TV in my salon while he was getting his services. The first time we put it on, his eyes filled up with tears, and he shared those memories of that experience at the Phantom of the Opera. I will watch it and put it on for you in your memory. Ben you were my friend and you took a piece of my heart with you. I love you and you will be missed dearly. Rest in peace my friend

Ray Feagins

January 7, 2021

Benny's loss makes the world a little darker. I'm one of many blessed to have known him as he left the world better than it was before. My deepest condolences to surviving family and friends with all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jessica Correa

January 7, 2021

I met Ben a little over a year ago. I was treating him with acupuncture for some issues. Ben was always such a sweet and respectful man. He once said “You can ask me anything! I’m not shy” He also had a sense of humor. He would make little jokes here and there while I would treat him to break the ice. I did not know Ben very long but I know that he was a caring and generous man. He will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY