Benjamin "Ben" Henry Shore Jr.
October 12, 1959 – May 8, 2020
Benjamin Henry Shore, Jr (Ben), 60, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on May 8, 2020 . Ben was born in Winston Salem, NC on October 12, 1959 to Benjamin H. and Lucinda C. Shore. He earned his Eagle Scout and graduated from Forbush High School, continuing on to receive a BA in English and Political Science from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Ben was married to Brenda Greeson on June 5, 1982; they were married for 37 years.
Ben worked as an insurance claims specialist for IAT Insurance, Lancer, and Hartford. He enjoyed kayaking, hiking, camping, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. He was actively involved in North Raleigh United Methodist Men, and gave his time to Appalachia Service Project and Boy Scout Troop 104.
Ben is survived by Brenda Greeson Shore; sons Cameron B. Shore of NYC and Carter T. Shore of Denver; parents Benjamin H. and Lucinda C. Shore of Yadkinville; sister Jenny Shore Pinnix of Yadkinville; and other family and friends.
The celebration of life will be held at a time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (Duke University), Appalachia Service Project, or Food Bank of NC . The family of Benjamin Henry Shore, Jr. wishes to thank Duke Home Health Care and Transitions Life Care for their loving care.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Benjamin "Ben" Henry Shore Jr.
May 25, 2020
I attended school with Ben in Yadkin County during the 70s. He came to my fourteenth birthday party and was the star of the show. All during our high school years he was a steady compass for me in uncharted waters. He always appreciated my aspirations to be the best that I could be. His good character and matchless grace will always remain with me.
May 18, 2020
I worked with Ben for a number of years before my retirement from the practice of law over four years ago. Ben was one of my favorite people to work with. He was smart and principled, but practical as well. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. We shared a love of bluegrass music. I considered Ben to be a friend as much as a client. I was shocked and saddened to read of his death. I extend my sympathies to Brenda and the children. He frequently spoke fondly of all of you. Ben will be sorely missed, but I hope that we can all take comfort from the fact that he was a man of great faith. I thank God for Ben's life, and trust that He will help lift up Ben's family and friends at this difficult time.
May 18, 2020
My heartfelt condolences go to Brenda, Cameron, Carter, and the entire family. We used to meet regularly at our New Directions Sunday School Class, strengthened our belief in God, watched our children grow, and now say goodbye to a spouse. Brenda, may God comfort you and grant you and your family that peace which passes all understanding. It is not "goodbye," but "till we meet again."
God will take care of you all!
May 16, 2020
We joined Troop 104 in early 2002 when Ben was Scoutmaster. He always found a way to motivate the Assistant Scoutmasters to do things that promoted the Troop. My first responsibility was coordinating transportation for summer camp at Camp Raven Knob. I called all the rental places in the phone book and got 3 10-person vans for the first leg and 2 15-person vans for the return leg at a cost of $30 per scout (excluding gas). I presented my findings at the Committee meeting on Thursday June 13. Pete Creger then talked about an anticipated crack down by BSA on 15-person vans due to safety concerns. I had spent months on this task and camp was starting in 17 days. I was worried when I went to our Scout meeting on Monday June 17. I told Ben that the cost was $30 per scout. He immediately went to work with my driver/rider spreadsheet. He got volunteer drivers and in no time, he had eliminated all vans. The cost was now $12 per scout and each driver would get a $25 reimbursement for gas. Ben was like that. He just got things done.
May 15, 2020
Ben was a special person who touched many lives. Words cannot express how sad I was to hear of his passing. We shared so many good talks which I have missed. He possessed a kind and sweet demeanor and a great sense of humor which would draw you to him immediately. He was truly "one of a kind". I am praying that the comfort of God be with his Family during this difficult time.
Love and Blessings,
Barbara Taylor (IAT)
May 12, 2020
Brenda, I had the fun of working with Ben back in the day at the Hartford, OKC. I always enjoyed our visits when I would check on you all after a storm. He was a sweetheart. Wishing you and the boys prayers to help your hurting heart. Remember you will see him again. Thinking of you.
May 9, 2020
Ben's family has been linked to ours in many ways for 30 years. He was always gracious and so brave in his last two years. I was honored to know such a kind and kindred soul and to be his friend.