Benjamin Ray “Ben” DePriest, 27, of Johnson City, died Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was a native of Johnson City, son of Michael and Melinda Miller DePriest. Benjamin was a carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, including his parents, are three brothers, Timothy DePriest, of Jonesborough, Travis DePriest, of Meadowview, VA, and Michael DePriest, of the home; his paternal grandmother, Thelma DePriest, of Johnson City; and his maternal grandfather, Bobby Miller, also of Johnson City; special aunt, Elizabeth Miller; special friends, Ryan Corbin, of Unicoi, Kaleb Kimble, Tabitha Holtzclaw, Samantha Madness, Robbie and Lis Leonard, all of Johnson City; several cousins, aunts and uncles; his dogs, Layla and Zeus.
A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Harold McNabb.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com.
In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.