BALDWIN - Ben “Benny” Allen Childress II, 70, of Baldwin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at his home in Baldwin, after a lengthy battle with kidney cancer. He was born in Reed City, Michigan on July 23, 1944 to Ben and Vera Childress. He grew up in the Webber-Baldwin area, and went to Webber Elementary School and Baldwin High School.
Ben was an avid sports fan and outdoors-man. He loved to play golf, and participated in many golf leagues and tournaments every year. He loved hunting and fishing, and enjoyed hunting for morel mushrooms every spring. He loved watching all sports, but was an especially dedicated fan of the Detroit Tigers (just like his mother was) and the Detroit Lions. He was a fixture at his grandsons’ school games.