Benjamin Ross Taber, age 62, passed away on December 19, 2020 at Harbor Hospice in Houston, Texas after a year long battle with colon cancer. He was born on September 29, 1958 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ben attended Glen Oaks and Belaire High Schools, graduating from Troy State University with a B.S. in business administration. Known for his charming and colorful personality, everyone knew when Ben entered the room. He had a heart of compassion and never missed an opportunity to help someone in need or take in a stray dog. Ben loved family and friends from all over the world, cherishing memories from growing up in Sunnybrook Subdivision to those made in his beloved community of Ajijic, Mexico. Athletic and handsome, Ben was an entrepreneur, story-teller and writer. Ben is survived by his sisters, Beth Taber Stewart and husband Clay, and Beverly Taber Hanegan and husband Pat; nieces and nephews, Lauren Stewart Haddox and husband Adam, Kyle Taber Stewart and wife Katrina, Rebecca Stewart Fritz and husband Wes, Blake Taber Hanegan, Benjamin Patrick Hanegan and Brooke Elise Hanegan; great nieces and nephews, McKinsey Marie Hanegan, William Clayton Haddox, Stewart Kinnison Haddox, Jack Benjamin Haddox and Amelia Marie Stewart. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin Allen and Carol Chaney Taber; and grandparents Ross Edward Chaney, Linda Babin O'Neill, and Benjamin Marvin and Gladys Savage Taber. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Common Grounds Cafe located at The Chapel on the Campus, 3355 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 2 to Jan. 9, 2021.