Benjamin Edward Kearney, Jr. passed away at age 55 at his home in Houston, Texas on July 27, 2020, after a 12-month battle with glioblastoma. He was born August 14, 1964 in Houston, TX to Benjamin and Dorothy Kearney.
Ben received his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston, then received a second Bachelors degree in Accounting from New Mexico State. He worked at American General for many years as a mutual fund accountant before starting his own business.
Ben loved music, and was an accomplished self-taught guitarist. When he wasn’t performing with his band Nick Lush, he could be found at numerous live music venues with his friends. Ben was also a man of strong Christian faith. He attended Willow Meadows Baptist Church for many years, and performed in the church band.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his fiancé Diane. He is survived by his sister Deborah, and his fiancé’s two daughters, Frances and Patricia.
Ben’s family and friends would like to express deep gratitude to the many caregivers and medical staff who treated him with kindness, respect and professionalism. From his surgeons at HCA Healthcare, to his oncology team at MD Anderson, and finally his in-home caregivers and hospice team, Ben received outstanding care.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private service will be held on Friday August 7. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Ben’s name to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com.