Benjamin Gleaton

Benjamin William Gleaton

Monday, August 21st, 1972 - Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Benjamin William Gleaton, 48, of Lizella, passed away on April 6, 2021. The family will have a time of visitation on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at FairHaven Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon at First Evangelical Church. Officiating will be Reverend Tim Long, Reverend Billy Lowe. Speakers will include, former fire chief; Mr. Jimmy Hartley, interim fire chief; Mr. Shane Edwards, retired battalion chief; Mr. Ronnie Napier, and deputy fire chief of Baldwin County; Mr. Phil Adams. Immediately following the service, Ben will be laid to rest in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. For those unable to attend the services, they will be live streamed on Facebook at FairHaven Funeral Home Macon.
Ben was born on August 21, 1972 in Macon to Joe William and Rhonda Gail Gleaton. He had a true servant’s heart and proudly served the Macon-Bibb community as a Firefighter since 1996. He worked his way up through the ranks and most recently served as a Fire and Arson Investigator. In his free time, Ben enjoyed being outside, especially spending time with his wife and girls. He liked fishing, golfing, and riding Harleys. Ben never missed an opportunity to cook for friends at gatherings. He had a unique sense of humor and was the prankster of the family. His greatest joy in life came from his role as a son, husband, and father. He loved his family dearly.
Ben was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather; Edwin Purvis and paternal grandparents; William and Christine Gleaton.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 29 years; Sherry Gleaton. Daughters; Shelby Gleaton and Shaelyn Gleaton. Parents; Joe and Rhonda Gleaton. Brothers; Kenny Gleaton (Stephanie) and Daryn Gleaton (Michelle). Grandmother; Francis Ann Purvis. Mother-in-law; Sue F. Hinson, Sister-in-law; Sandy Price (Mike), Brother-in-law; Terry Neal Hinson (Elisa).
Friends may sign the online register at
FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services has charge of arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home
    4989 Mount Pleasant Church Rd
    Macon, Ga 31216
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  • Service

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Friday, April 9th, 2021 12:00pm
    First Evangelical Church
    3601 Fulton Mill Road
    Macon, Georgia 31206
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    Reverend Tim Long; Reverend Billy Lowe
    Mr. Jimmy Hartley, Mr. Shane Edwards, Mr. Ronnie Napier, Mr. Phil Adams
  • Interment

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 |
    Friday, April 9th, 2021
    Glen Haven Memorial Gardens
    7070 Houston Road
    Macon, Georgia 31216
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Terri Atkins

Posted at 08:13pm
Sherry, We are so sorry for your loss. Neil and I will be praying for you and your family. Terri and Neil Atkins.

Jim Atwater

Posted at 04:58pm
Joe so sorry to hear about Ben.

Sherri Appleby

Posted at 09:13pm
I'm so sorry about Benjamin. Those Gleaton boys were awesome! They took after their Mom and Dad. Benjamin was so much like William in so many ways, especially sense of humor. I love you all! Love, hugs and lots of prayers for you all!!

Len & Caroline Woodard

Posted at 08:53pm
May our Lord give you strength and peace. Or hearts are sad concerning Ben and his family. Our prayers are with each member of his family.
Well done thy good and faithful servant. Thank you Ben for your many years of faithful service to this community.

Len & Caroline Woodard

Judy Ratliff

Posted at 08:51pm
I have known Ben since he was a young boy and have watched him grow into the man he became. My condolences to the Gleaton family during this heartbreaking time, and my prayers go out to everyone.

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