Ben was born in Refugio, on Nov. 16, 1964 to Francisco and Celia Escamilla Tijerina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Mary Merrill.
Survivors include two sisters Felipa (Gabriel) Rivera of Woodsboro, and Terry (Sonny) Lopez of Houston; two brothers John (Diana) Tijerina of San Antonio, and Greg Tijerina of Bayside; and Washington and brother-in-law Jack Merrill of Washington.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Resthaven Funeral Home in Sinton. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. the same evening, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton