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Bennie "Ben" Embry '72 October 29, 2019 8:56 AM updated: October 29, 2019 9:00 AM

Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home & Memorial Park obituary
601 State Hwy 198 @ Walnut
Mabank, TX

Bennie Embry
APRIL 28, 1941 – OCTOBER 23, 2019

ennie was born on April 28, 1941 in Sherman, Texas and entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2019 in Mabank, Texas at the age of 78. Doc grew up in Dan Valley, Virginia and graduated from Blue Ridge High School. He served nine years in the United States Army, doing two tours in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and other distinguished honors during his tour. He was later honorably discharged from the Army to pursue his college education at Texas A&M. After graduating from Texas A&M he attended medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Worth, Texas. After graduating from TCOM he started his career in a family practice clinic in Mabank, Texas that he would later take over from Dr. Hamilton his mentor. He would lead that practice from 1978 to 1990. In 1990, Doc re-enlisted in the United States Air Force active duty for 3 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Doc would spend the remainder of his time with the Air Force in the reserves until his official retirement in 2001. He was honorable retired as a Lt. Colonel from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. In 1994 Bennie and family moved back to the Mabank area where he would start his final Medical Practice in Gun Barrel City. He ran a very successful family practice with many loving employees in Gun Barrel from 1994 until his official retirement in January 2019. The City of Gun Barrel awarded Dr. Embry a special recognition award in 2018 for his many years of service and dedication to his community and patients. Bennie enjoyed hobbies including woodworking and many other outdoor activities. Doc loved spending time with his grandchildren, family, and taking cruises with his wife Chyrl. Doc was an amazing man, Doctor, husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed immensely by those who knew and loved him. Bennie was preceded in death by his parents Ben Thomas Embry and Ruth (Hall) Embry, son Thomas Eric Embry and stepson Brian Oates. He is survived by his loving wife Chyrl Embry of Mabank, son Ruddy Crane Jr. and wife Molly of Forney, son Matthew Embry and wife Heather of Mabank, sister Ruby Hall Vernon and husband Paul of Mt. Airy, NC, sister Brenda Hearl of Mt. Airy, NC, brother Billy Embry and wife Mary Sue of Mt. Airy, NC, brother David Embry and wife Barbara of Mt. Airy, NC, grandson Thomas Alan Embry and wife Morgan of Lenexa, KS, granddaughter Hunter Crane of Forney, granddaughter Chloe Crane of Forney, grandson Asher Embry of Mabank, grandson Abram Embry of Mabank, great-grandson Levi Embry, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.

Ben Thomas and Ruth (Hall) Embry, Parents (deceased)
Thomas Eric Embry, Son (deceased)
Brian Oates, Step-son (deceased)
Chryl Embry, Loving Wife
Ruddy Crane Jr. and wife Molly, Son
Matthew Embry and wife Heather, Son
Ruby Hall Vernon and husband Paul, Sister
Brenda Hearl, Sister
Billy Embry and wife Mary Sue, Brother
David Embry and wife Barbara, Brother
Thomas Allen Embry and wife Morgan, Grandson
Hunter Crane, Granddaughter
Chloe Crane, Granddaughter
Asher Embry, Grandson
Abram Embry, Grandson
Levi Embry, Great-grandson
Bennie also leaves behind other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.

Jesse Ray, Pallbearer
Steven Belle, Pallbearer
Miguel Ortiz, Pallbearer
John Deborde, Pallbearer
Lance Popham, Pallbearer
Erik Tijerina, Pallbearer

Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2019
Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2019
Graveside Service Monday, October 28, 2019

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