MSgt Jose Lugo-Martinez (Ret)

BOSSIER CITY, LA – Jose Benjamin Lugo-Martinez, known as Ben Lugo passed away on November 23, 2017 due to complications from diabetes. Memorial service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1814 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA at 4:00. Ben was born on August 19, 1940 in San German Puerto Rico to Justo and Paula Lugo. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and his brother-in-law.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Cherry Lugo of Bossier City, LA, son Ben Lugo and wife Donna of Cape Canaveral FL, daughter Ella Wilkerson and husband Brooks of Dover DE. Grandchildren: Joshua Dison and wife Skylar Jett, Dillon Dison, Jake Dison, Landon Wilkerson, Brooklyn Wilkerson, Jaimie Lugo and husband Matt, and Seth Lugo and girlfriend Amanda Vogle. Sisters Milagros Lugo, Provencia Lugo, Consuela Lugo, sister-in-law Tamra Cooper of Bossier City, LA, niece Tanya Simms and husband David of Bossier City, LA and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ben served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1982 and retired at Barksdale AFB. After a second career in the banking industry, he worked as an auditor for the City of Shreveport and retired in 2013.

Ben enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends and especially loved watching his grandson Seth Lugo pitch for the New York Mets. In August 2017 Ben was able to travel to a game and see Seth pitch.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society or your local animal shelter.