On Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, Ben Eugene Selvey, Sr., 88, of Radford, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ben was born in Princeton, W. Va., on Nov. 2, 1932. He was a graduate from Concord College and spent the majority of his career at Virginia Tech, retiring in 1995. In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf and traveling the world with his loving wife. He was an Army veteran, an active member of First Baptist Church in Radford and a member of the Radford Lions Club.
Ben was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his compassionate spirit. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his brother, N. T. Selvey, Jr.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Eileen G. Selvey; a brother, Bob Selvey (Danise) of Richmond; his sons, Ben E. Selvey, Jr., (Debbie) and Richard D. Selvey, all of Pulaski; daughters Paige J. Selvey and Janice E. O’Brien, both of Christiansburg; granddaughters Nikki S. Martin (Matt) and Taylor M.R. Selvey (Joey), all of Christiansburg, and Ashley M. Selvey of Pulaski; great-grandson James Jackson Carter; and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 215 Third Avenue, Radford, VA 24141.
The Selvey family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.