Benjamin Edward Beary of Knoxville died March 26, 2016, two days before his 26th birthday. Ben graduated from Knoxville High School and attended William Penn University and Kirkwood Community College. He was a fantastic salesman and was working as a computer sales representative at Best Buy at the time of his death. Ben was smart, kind, generous, loyal, competitive and very funny. He lived for sports, friends, and family. He liked all sports, but he especially loved cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones, St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, North Carolina basketball, and the Liverpool football club. He also loved playing sports and was a natural athlete. During his time in school, he played nearly every sport, but focused much of his energy on basketball, soccer and golf. Although he never attained his dream of becoming the next Kobe Bryant, he did go on to play collegiate soccer at William Penn University and continued to come back to Knoxville to play pick up soccer with the younger players when he could. Ben was preceded in death by his grandparent,s Lynn Knauss of Albany, N.Y., Ed and Mary Beary of Lovilia and his aunt, Sandra Smith of Bussey. Left to mourn his passing are his parents, Lori and Jerry Beary of Knoxville; his sister, Katy Beary and her fiancé Brad Jahner; his brother, Matthew Beary and his grandfather, Peter Knauss of Albany, N.Y., along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A private service was held for family and friends.
Published on  April 7, 2016