The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


June 12, 2012

Edward Benson

COMMERCE — Edward Benson, 75, of Commerce passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Plano.

Edward was born in Harleton,  Texas, on April 10, 1937, to Edgar and Maudie Page Benson.

He was a retired mechanic from the original Benson Brothers Wrecker Service. Edward loved  gardening, fishing, singing and playing his guitar.

He was with his beautiful bride, Brenda Daniel Benson, for 48 years.

Survivors include his wife; his son, Jeff Benson and wife Mary;  his two daughters, Charlotte Bentle and husband James and Jessie Benson; his seven grandchildren, Whitney Thornton, Brittney Benson,  “Lil”James Bentle, Tyler Benson, Ethan Benson, Jessica Bentle, and Brittany Bentle; his three great-grandchildren, Skylar Clayton, Brenden Clayton, and Katelynn Thornton; his three brothers, Albert Benson, Bill Benson and wife Juanita, and Finis Benson and wife Karen; his sister, Hazel Sepulva; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his four brothers, Thomas, Hugh, Sam and Elven; and one baby sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Jones-Walker & Son  Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Bill Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be John Riffle, Mingo Garza, Steve Duke, David Ketner, Victor Harrison, Michael Garza, Ted Flugmacher and Jeff White. Honorary pallbearers will be Skipper Creed and Joe Ketner.

Online condolences may be made at

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