Friday, December 19, 2014

Jack Ray Benson

Funeral services for Jack Ray Benson, 76, were held on May 8, 2013 at Sardis United Methodist Church in Sardis with Charles Emory Fitts officiating. Burial followed at the Sardis Cemetery.

Mr. Benson passed away on May 5, 2013.

He was born in Olive Hill, Tennessee on January 13, 1937 the son of the late Buford John and Oren Elizabeth Willis Benson.

Mr. Benson lived in the Sardis area since he was five years old and had farmed all of his life. On June 29, 1957 he was united in marriage to Gail Davis. Mr. Benson enjoyed flea marketing, spending time at Sardis and Reagan Cafe and he was a collector of all types of merchandise. Most of all Mr. Benson loved his family and grandchildren dearly.

In addition to his wife, Gail, of Sardis, he is survived by his children, Anthony Ray Benson and his wife Felicia of Sardis, Deanna Benson Kennedy and her husband Phillip of Sardis and Dixie Benson Creasey and her husband Jeff of Parsons; six grandchildren, Jordan Kennedy, Annaston Kennedy, Aiden Creasey, Asher Creasey, Becca Benson and Raya Benson.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Hattie Benson and John and Dora Willis.