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Ben Thomas Pleasant
July 27, 1937 - June 22, 2020  

Ben Thomas Pleasant, born July 27, 1937 in Abilene, Texas died on June 22, 2020 in Livingston, Texas at the age 82.

Ben is preceded in death by his parents, Pearl Johnson Pleasant Carter and Benjamin Thomas Pleasant; and step father, Millard Carter.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne Dyer Pleasant; his son, Jerry Thomas Pleasant; his daughter and spouse, Leslie Pleasant Jackson and Randy Lee Jackson; one sister, Billie Jo Rewjuk; two granddaughters, Erica Rene Pleasant, Tessie Sheree Miller and spouse, Robbie Miller; and four great grandchildren, Mason Chmielewski, Skylar Miller, Laykin Miller and Emery Miller.
Ben moved with his parents to Baytown, Texas in 1954 and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1955. He then attended Lee College. After graduation he married Jeanne Dyer in 1958. They moved to Beaumont, Texas where Ben attended Lamar University. The year 1961 was important for the Pleasants: Ben graduated from college, went to work as a teacher for the Laporte Independent School District, and their first child was born. Fourteen months later a daughter was born.

Ben taught for ten years and then went back to school to get his library certificate. He worked the remainder of his 30 years as a school librarian.

Ben and Jeanne both retired in 1992, and spent many good years traveling in their RV. Ben also loved to fish, hunt, play tennis and ride his bicycle. They bought a cabin in Livingston and spent a lot of time there until they decided to move to Livingston permanently.

A Graveside Service will be held at Cedar Crest Cemetery in Baytown, on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Grant Rainey officiating.

Donations can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 2102 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin Tx. 75904 or to the American Cancer Society.

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Ben Thomas Pleasant
July 27, 1937 - June 22, 2020
Service Schedule
Graveside Service
Cedar Crest Cemetery
3010 Ferry Rd
Baytown, TX  77520
Friday, June 26, 2020
10:00 AM
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