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Benjamin "Ben" Blue-Brich Renick

August 4, 1987 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 29)

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            Benjamin Blue-Brich “Ben” Renick, 29, of New Florence, Missouri, tragically lost his life on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his place of business in New Florence, leaving behind his wife, Lynlee and two children, Matty and Emma. 

            Ben was born on August 4, 1987, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Frank James and Charlene Marie (Kemmish) Renick. 

            He was a 2006 graduate of Montgomery County R-II High School.

            On April 13, 2014, in St. Charles, Missouri, he married Lynlee Jo Gallatin.  They have lived all of their married life at their current address and Ben had lived all of his life there.

            Ben was a self-employed owner/operator of Renick Reptiles, Inc., a nationwide reptile breeding facility in New Florence, specializing in the selective breeding of designer pythons.  He had been an avid reptile enthusiast since a young age.

            He enjoyed playing the drums and liked collecting horror movie props.  More than anything, Ben’s life was about his family and he cherished the time he spent with his wife and children. 

            Ben is survived by his wife, Lynlee Jo Renick; son, Matthew Alyn Renick and daughter, Emilia Marie Renick, of New Florence; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel Bryant-Kemmish  and Alexandria Renick, of New Florence; father-in-law, Lyndell Gallatin, of Columbia; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, April Anne and John Peek, of Jefferson City; nieces and nephew, Hunter and Vivienne Renick, of New Florence and Jassmin Peek, of Jefferson City; in addition to numerous friends. 

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Charlene Renick and mother-in-law, Brenda Lee Gallatin

            Arrangements were under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.

            Memorial contributions were suggested to Matthew and Emilia Renick Memorial Fund c/o Peoples Savings Bank, P.O. Box 185, 514 Picnic Street, New Florence, MO 63363 or USARK, United States Association of Reptile Keepers, www.USARK.org.


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