Benjamin Augustus Folk
March 6, 1964 – November 27, 2018
Benjamin Augustus Folk, age 54 passed away on Tuesday November 27, 2018. Benjamin was born March 6, 1964 to Mabel C. Folk and Franklin Augustus Folk.
Benjamin worked for Duke Energy for over 30 years. He was very proud and dedicated to his work at Duke Energy. He loved his family and especially talking to his mother daily. Benjamin loved gardening, riding his tractor and boat.
Benjamin was a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville S.C.
Benjamin is survived by his wife, Dayna Cooper Folk; daughter Caroline Cooper Folk (Anthony); and son Cameron Franklin Folk; mother Mabel C. Folk; sister Freda Folk Lanford and brother Daniel Perry Folk; grandson Rovin Augustus Hedger.
Benjamin was preceded in death by; father Franklin Augustus Folk.
A visitation for Benjamin will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. A funeral service will follow visitation and be held at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow the funeral service in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Benjamin's honor to the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer.org.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodlawn-fh.com for the Folk family.
- Franklin Augustus Folk, Father
- Mabel C. Folk, Mother
- Dayna Cooper Folk, Wife
- Caroline Cooper Folk (Anthony), Daughter
- Cameron Franklin Folk, Son
- Rovin Augustus Hedger, Grandson
- Freda Folk Lanford, Sister
- Daniel Perry Folk, Brother
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
Benjamin Augustus Folk
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December 1, 2018
There are so many memories to share but this one really stands out to me.
I remember one summer when the Folk's invited me to go to the lake. Ben and I were sitting at the edge of the dock with our feet in the water just talking like kids do. Ben's dad came running down the hill with a cigar in his mouth and jumped in the lake. He came back up with his cigar in tact and his hair was all a mess. I told Ben that his dad was really cool!!!! Later, we found out that the reason he had been running was because bees had been chasing him. Ben and I laughed and laughed about that. We had a great summer and so many years after that. I am going to miss my friend Ben.
November 30, 2018
Every night since Tuesday night, as I lay awake in the bed, I search through my memory’s of Ben. Five years of age is about my first recollection, I was in kindergarten at Boulevard Christian School, Ben in the first grade. Then on to Lake Forest Elementary and all the way through high school. Ben was one year ahead of me and every time he moved on to the next school and left me behind I felt like had lost a friend. I was sad, that next year of school just wasn’t the same for me, but alas we would soon be reunited again. I remember the day I met his beautiful wife , Dayna. After we left her house Ben told me that he was going to marry her one day. I remember their wedding. (At least until the champagne kicked in.. Thank you Mr. Folk for taking me home). I remember when Cameron and Caroline were born, and watching them grow up. Ben was SO proud of his children and his 6 month old grandson. This I know because he told me often. So many memories, from childhood through adulthood, (my wife says I’m NOT an adult yet but). Sometimes when Ben and I were together I often wondered if she was right.... we ALWAYS had fun when we were together, his wife and my wife, their friends and our friends.. Never a dull moment. I got to visit with Ben at his home this past Sunday, and as difficult as it was for him to speak, we talked, reminisced, I even got a few laughs and chuckles out of him. Well, Tuesday November 27th, I did indeed lose a true friend. A friend that only comes along once in a life time. I am honored and blessed to have had you Ben, and ALL of your family, in my life. And until my time comes my friend, just like the days when we were in school, I shall wait, until we once again, are reunited! Thank you Ben Folk, for everything..