Ben, as he was known to family and friends, was a resident of Mena, Arkansas.
He was born Nov. 13th, 1947, in Longview Texas, to Calvin and Helen McCown of McKinney, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas.
He entered Heaven on July 27, 2021.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Carol of 18 years, son Kyle, brother Dan of Oklahoma City, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Helen, and brother Calvin Jr. of Ocean Springs, Missouri.
Ben was a retired commercial painter and a Vietnam Vet; he served his country proudly in the 101st Airborne Division.
Hunting, fishing, visiting with family and friends were his hobbies. He was the “King of one-liners” and always had a story about his childhood, and sharing his life’s adventures. He will be truly missed, Forever loved.