James Benjamin Gammon

In Memorial

James Benjamin Gammon, 52, of Waco, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021.

Service Information: Visitation is to be held Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home & Crematory, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco.

The funeral service is to be held Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:30 am at Columbus Ave Baptist Church, 1300 Columbus Ave., Waco.

Burial with take place at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm.

James was born in Dallas County, Texas to Mary Gammon and Robert Webster Gammon II, he graduated from Northwest High School in 1987 where he was a member of the cross county team. In 1986, before graduating, he joined the Navy as a Seabee. He served until his retirement in 2008 as a Builder Petty Officer First Class. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

While attending Stephen F. Austin State University, he met Cristy Hoffpauir. They were married January 6, 1996 and spent the next 25 years together. Around this time he also became a follower of Jesus and dedicated his life to following Him.

He was always learning and held a BS from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Arts from University of Texas at Tyler, a Master of Public Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Bush School of Government & Public Service. He was accepted into the Department of Public Administration program at Valdosta State university to pursue his PHD.

Ben was hardworking and giving and loved spending time with others. He loved going on baseball trips with his son, listening to 70s and 80s rock, and driving to El Paso.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Webster Gammon II.

He is survived by his wife, Cristy; children, Abigail Reagan, Matthew Tyler, and Meredith Madison; mother, Mary Gammon; brother, Robert Gammon; niece, Katie Beth Gammon; nephew, Rob Gammon; and many other family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Columbus Ave Baptist Church.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Hector Tejeda

    Our most sincere and deepest condolences to the Gammon family for Bens passing, please know that you and him are in our thoughts and prayers,

    Hector Tejeda

  2. Steven W Robinson

    The Gammon family is in my prayers. Great man! Helped me so much. He will be missed.

  3. Michael Blackmore

    Our prayers and condolences from Ben’s Oklahoma family…May all that knew him feel comforted in knowing that he is resting in the arms of Jesus….Aunt Sylvia, Aunt Norma and cousins George and Michael

  4. Mark and Shizue

    Brother Ben,

    I always enjoyed talking with you. I was always captivated by your plan to visit every county courthouse in Texas. Thank you for your service in Iraq. You were an amazing person. Thank you for being a good husband and father. I treasure our last visit together in Waco back in 2017.
    Our prayer today is for your family. We love you and will miss you.

    In Christ’s Love,

    Mark and Shizue

  5. Suzanne & Emily Frazier

    Gammon family, we are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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