James E. Benson

Born: Mon., Feb. 1, 1932
Died: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 03, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 04, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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James E. Benson, 86, passed away  on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at his residence, with his family at his side.
He was born February 1, 1932, in Hutsonville, IL to Andy Benson and Lilly Baysinger Benson.
He was a Us Air Force veteran and was stationed in Wiesbaden , Germany.   Jim was formerly employed at Columbia Records for 17 years and Pillsbury for 9 years.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #140, Clinton VFW, and the Half Century Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack, Raymond, and Bob Benson; sister, Linda; sisters-in-law, Lois, Iris, and Linda; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frank and Iva Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia whom he married January 6, 1956; four sons, James Edward (Libby); Michael, Donald, and Bill (Angela Atterson) Benson; three daughters, Roxanne Benson, Gail (John) Glick, and Roseanne (Dave) Bowerley; three sisters, Mary Sanquenetti, Shirley Kelsheimer, and Wanda Carty; grandchildren, Jonna Newbold, JoAnna Bryant, David “Buddy” Smith, Jamie Wheeler, Meghan Sloggett, Leah Benson, Chad Nestler, Donnie Norman, Lacey Adams, Travis Ross, Allie Benson-Atterson, Trevor Benson-Atterson, Gabe Benson-Atterson; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at Frist Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday, February 4, at 1 pm  at the funeral home with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating.  Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
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