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Benton James Hakes

Benton James Hakes, 44, of Huntsville, OH passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, July 11, 2014 at his home.

Ben was born on February 12, 1970 in Columbus, OH. He is the son of Woodrow (Ruth) Hakes of London, OH, and Donna (Gary) Thompson Lewis of Lakeview, OH. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Karena Lindemore, and uncles, Philip Thompson, Eddie Thompson, and James Hakes.

On June 29, 1991, he married the former Heather Snow at the Indian Lake Community Church in Russells Point, OH, and she survives along with their daughter, Taylor (Brandon Goings) Hakes of Huntsville, and two sons, Zayne and Carder, a sister, Shelley Smelcer of Lima, OH, a brother, Mike Thompson of Columbus, OH, three sisters-in-law, Bobbi Spofford of Lancaster, OH, Michelle (Don) Klingler and Rosa Miller, both of DeGraff, OH, a brother-in-law, Raymond (Heather) Snow of Lancaster, and Father/Mother-in-law, Raymond (Rebecca) Snow of DeGraff, and uncles, George (Sherry) Hakes of Columbus, an aunt, Joan Hakes in Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Ben was a 1988 graduate of Indian Lake High School. He was an extremely valued employee of Reliant Mechanical for over 20 years where he was an estimator/project manager. He enjoyed fishing, was an excellent cook and proud of his manicured lawn. Ben loved being with his family and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Indian Lake Community Church with visitation Wednesday, July 16th from 6-8 pm and Thursday one hour prior to services at the church.

Contributions may be given in his name to fight Psoriatic Arthritis at the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.

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