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Luther Bennett ‘Ben’ Justice, 83, community repairman revered for his superb craftsmanship

Luther Bennett ‘Ben’ Justice

WILMINGTON — Luther Bennett “Ben” Justice, 83, passed away Tuesday evening, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, Wilmington.

Ben was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Elizabethtown, the son of the late Joseph Earl and Eliza Viola Jones Justice. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Ann Ward Justice; brother, Joseph Earl Justice Jr.; and sisters, Margie J. Malpass and Clara J. Minor.

Ben grew up in Burgaw and attended Burgaw High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He was known for his many skills in the community and could fix and repair most anything. He could be seen in Leland at the flea market each week and was a master lawn mower repairman. He attended the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall on South 16th Street.

He leaves behind many friends, including sisters, Cynthia Justice, Frances J. Malpass, and her husband, George, and Sandra J. Wells.

Services are being planned and will be announced soon.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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