Benjamin “Bennie” Green Hager, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on March 22, 1936, in Mooresville, N.C., to the late James and Lucy Covington Hager. Mr. Hager was a retired truck driver for Bay State Mills in Mooresville. He was an assistant fire chief for Mt. Mourne Fire Department. Mr. Hager enjoyed farming, working on cars, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Donnie and James Hager.

Mr. Hager is survived by his wife, Sylvia Duckworth Hager; children, Cris Herron and husband John, Kimberly Jensen and husband Rob, Tammy Brito and husband Phil, Benjamin Hager II and wife Jane, and Gregory Hager and wife Missy; sisters, Margaret Bumgarner and Phyllis Rhinehart and husband Johnny; brothers, David Hager and wife Ruth and Joe Hager and wife Joann; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a service following at 2 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Hager officiating. For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream:

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church Window Fund or Building Fund, 291 McKendree Road, Mooresville NC 28117.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Hager family. Condolences may be made to the family at