A Celebration of Life for Ben Clower “B.C.” Lundy, Jr., 92, of Leland will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Leland United Methodist Church. He passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Burial will be in the Leland-Stoneville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.
B.C. was born on September 15, 1926, in Kosciusko, MS, to the late Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Lundy, Sr. He grew up in Greenville where he graduated from Greenville High School. On July 20, 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and completed basic training in Wichita Falls, Texas. From there, he trained in Champaign, Illinois, in airplane mechanics. On a furlough, he returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Lollie Sansing. He then flew to Oakland, California, to the Overseas Replacement Depot, where he prepared for deployment. The war ended and he returned to Greenville where he and Lollie began their 67 years of marriage.
He spent the next 55 years working in agriculture in the Mississippi Delta. He made his home in Tribbett while working with Dean and Company for more than 35 years. He later moved to Leland and retired from Stoneville Pedigreed Seed. In addition, for many years, he had a successful custom harvesting business. He was very involved in the Leland community where he was a long-time member of the Leland United Methodist Church. During his 70 years of service, he served in many capacities, including the Board of Trustees. He also was a longtime member of the Leland Lions Club, where he served two terms as President. Throughout his life, he was an avid sportsman and had a lifelong love of baseball.
He was preceded in death by his wife Laura Sansing Lundy and three grandchildren, Eric Leib, Emily Leib, and Robert Lundy. He is survived by one brother Charlie Lundy (Clarice) of Ridgeland; five children, John Lundy (Hayley), Bill Lundy (Lou), Laurie Leib (Joe), Sis Hovis (Guy) and Kay Horn; twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
B.C. was a dedicated husband, father and friend to many. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Buddy Thompson as well as the staff at Magnolia Gardens.
There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m., on Thursday prior to the services at the Leland United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Leland, MS 38756, or The Lions Club, P.O. Box 899, Leland, MS 38756.