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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James Bratcher
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
So sorry to hear about Jim, I worked with Jim at CBS for 18 years, a good guy and always joking, havent heard from Jim for quite some time, since I left CBS in 1983, when the tape plany went to Carrolton Ga, God be with the family during this sad time in there life, and God bless you all.

Debbie Kuykendall
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
I wanted to send my sympathy, thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. My you feel Gods presence to help you through.

Terri Good Walters
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. We had alot of great times when we were young. Our parents playing cards and us kids watching Sammy Terry. A lot of special memories. May God hold you tight and help guide you all through this sorrowful time in your lives.

Jenny Jordan Costello
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you throughout your grief.

Betty Stark Lynch
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy to the Benson family. Life-long friends & neighbors. God Bless you all.

   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
My deepest sympathy for your loss. What seems to be a long life is never long enough where our loved ones are concerned. Our Heavenly Father feels the same way. That is why He has promised to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev.21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) May His promises comfort your grieving hearts.

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