1941 Benjamin 2022

Benjamin Owen Ravenel, Jr.

September 23, 1941 — January 28, 2022

Dr. Benjamin Owen Ravenel, Jr., dentist died on January 28, 2022 at his Charleston home. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at St. Philips Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends Monday, January 31, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Dr. Ravenel was born on September 23, 1941 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Dr. Benjamin Owen Ravenel and Vernice Martin Ravenel. He attended the Christ School in North Carolina and graduated from Charleston High School. He attended Presbyterian College and the College of Charleston before completing his DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1967. He served his country in the Air Force Reserves at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS before returning to Charleston, where he opened his dental practice and lived the rest of his life. Dr. Ravenel practiced until his retirement in 2016. Dr. Ravenel enjoyed his calling as a dentist and he really enjoyed interacting with his patients. He was involved in the Charleston and South Carolina Dental Associations, Colonial Wars, Agricultural Society, New England Society and the Hiberanian Society. He was a member of Carolina Yacht Club, Country Club of Charleston, and St. Johns Hunt Club. Dr. Ravenel was an active member of St. Philip's Church. He truly never met a stranger. He will be remembered for his gregariousness, passion for golf, love of family, and loyalty.

Dr. Ravenel is survived by his wife Virginia Condon Ravenel, his stepsister, Marguerite A. Dulik, and his five children, Benjamin Owen Ravenel III (Shannon) of Mount Pleasant, SC; Kate Ravenel Reid (Scott) of New York City, NY, Mary Ravenel Anderson (Bissell) of Wadmalaw Island, SC, William Christopher Ravenel (Ashley) of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Ernest Condon Ravenel (E.B) of Charleston, SC; 13 grandchildren, Owen Ravenel IV, Ginny Ravenel, Buford Reid Jr., Walker Reid, Daniel Ravenel, Morgan Anderson, Will Ravenel, Megan Anderson, Whit Ravenel, Molly Anderson, George Ravenel, Ben Ravenel, and Ruthie Ravenel.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother Anne Baugh Ravenel and his sister, Mary Ravenel Bissell

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Philips Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, 3226 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455.
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Monday, January 31, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm

J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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