CONCORD Mr. Ben Thomas, 31, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Homestead Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Mitch Thomas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at the church, prior to the service. Ben was born May 8, 1988, in Concord, to Bennit and Kim Mariano Thomas. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce P. Thomas; and uncles, Todd and Ricky Thomas. Ben enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball and football. He also enjoyed anything in the outdoors, from fishing to riding dirt bikes he loved getting outside. He is survived by his parents, Bennit and Kim Mariano Thomas; sister, Amber Thomas; grandparents, Larry and Nancy Beaver, Harold Thomas(Jean); uncles, Doug Thomas (Martha), Phillip Thomas (Jolette), David Mariano, Michael Beaver (Teresa); aunt, Pam Brewer; a number of loving and caring cousins; special aunt, Theresa McGirt Thomas and her children, Bralyn McGirt and Brice McGirt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilkinson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 344, Concord, NC 28026 to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is assisting the Thomas family.