Ben Davis named to Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 6:30 pm Monday, May 8, 2017

Ben Davis has been named to the Second Wind Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Community Chorus. Carol Browning, president of Second Wind and Linda Lee Reynolds, president of Community Chorus and a member of the Second Wind Hall of Fame, presented the award at the final rehearsal of the chorus for their spring concert on Thursday, April 27.

The award read in part, “In recognition of a useful and productive life, continuing beyond retirement, while others paused to rest. This dedicated person caught a ‘second wind’ and began a new career of service to the community and to mankind.”

Ben has volunteered with Mobile Meals in Spartanburg on the same route since 1990 delivering quarterly or weekly as needed. He has volunteered in many capacities at Holy Cross Episcopal Church since 2004. He has sung with the Community Chorus for many years and served on the board for more than three years. He has also served on the board of Hospice until its merger.  And most recently Ben has joined Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry Board.

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Ben was born in Campobello, S.C. where he currently lives with his wife Kathy and he has one son. Before retiring he was area director of Employment Securities Commission in South Carolina where he worked for 30 years. He is a graduate of Furman University with a degree in political science.

When not volunteering, Ben enjoys golfing, woodworking, singing and traveling.

Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to identify those outstanding volunteers over the age of 60 who contribute so much to the quality of life in our community.

– article submitted by Carol Browning