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William Botkin

July 11, 1989 — May 22, 2015

MONTEREY, VA William Benjamin "Ben" Botkin, 25, of Monterey, passed away, Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born July 11, 1989 in Staunton a son of George Ronald "Ronnie" and Caroline Jean (Benson) Botkin of Monterey. Ben was a pipe liner foreman for a natural gas company. He was an avid outdoorsman, who especially enjoyed bear hunting, and was also a truck puller. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and National Wild Turkey Federation. His paternal grandparents, George "Jack" and Charlotte Botkin and maternal grandfather, Les Benson preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Jean Botkin of Seaford, DE and Emily Charlotte Ashby (Botkin) McRobie and husband, Jonathon of Elk Garden WV; his brother, Ethan Cole Botkin of Monterey; niece, Adalynn Virginia McRobie; maternal grandmother, Jean Burns Benson of Seaford, DE and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with Mr. George Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Head Waters Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Seth Armstrong, Matt Eye, Steven Wimer, Jon McRobie, Adam Botkin, Ronnie Moyers, Logan Armstrong and Tom Hull. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Obaugh Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Delbert Rexrode, 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, VA 24433 or Highland Education Foundation, c/o Tracey McCray, P.O. Box 402, Monterey, VA 24465.

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