Ben Terry Death – Famous KPLC Meteorologist Ben Terry of Lake Charles, Louisiana has sadly passed away. He died at age 40 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his beloved family and friends in shock and disbelief. He was confirmed dead through a Facebook post that reads “Ben Terry won his battle with cancer earlier this morning. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time”.
Ben Terry Career
Beyond his professional commitments, Ben dedicated himself to advocating for fellow survivors of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. His volunteer work at Camp Oasis, an initiative established by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, showcased his determination to support others facing similar challenges. Ben’s personal experience with being diagnosed with the illness at the age of 22 fueled his passion for making a difference in his community. In addition to his advocacy efforts, Ben became an integral part of various local activities.
He was a fixture at the Ad and Press Club’s annual Gridiron Show, showcased his talents as a radio show host on KBYS-FM, and actively participated in the First Baptist Church of Lake Charles. His impact during Hurricane Laura cannot be overstated – he played a pivotal role in safeguarding lives. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, Ben guided his station’s management in a crucial decision to temporarily relocate operations to a sister station’s studio in Baton Rouge.
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This swift action undoubtedly saved the lives of his colleagues and many within the community. In the aftermath, he faced the loss of both his home and his workplace. Over the course of eight years, Ben established himself as a reliable partner for the Calcasieu Parish School Board district, particularly in matters related to weather-related decisions. His commitment to ensuring the safety of the people in Southwest Louisiana was unwavering. Ben’s dedication extended to our students, faculty, and staff, as he worked tirelessly to provide the best possible protection.
Ben’s legacy will forever be characterized by his gentle and kind nature, his compassion, and his caring heart. His memory will continue to inspire us to strive for a better, safer community. Ben is survived by his mother Kathy Rone, father Jack Terry, stepfather Jimmy Rone, brother Grant Myrick, his KPLC co-workers, and countless friends from Southwest Louisiana and beyond.
Ben Terry’s obituary will be released by the family
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