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Arthur Dee “Art” Benefield

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Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 77)
Burial Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100121532 · View Source
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LONGVIEW — Arthur Dee "Art" Benefield, 77, of Union Grove, passed away November 1, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Benefield was born June 14, 1935, in Wedowee, Randolph County, Alabama, to Colbert Belton and Bertha Lee McCormick Benefield.
Art married Margaret Rose Massengil on Sep­tember 18, 1955, and she preceded him in death on August 15, 1992. He then married Donna Jean Fiorilla on January 22, 1995, in Glade­water.
Art owned and operated Art's Paint and Body Shop in Longview, and how he loved working on and fixing cars, trucks and motorcycles. He also liked to build furniture, but especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Union Grove; daughters, Margaret Michelle Sirkel and her husband, David, of Union Grove, and Susan Archer and her husband, Robert, of Wyoming; son, Roger Benefield of Denton County, Texas; grandchildren, Jamie, James, Brandy, Angela, Shirley, Samantha, Art III, Gina, Colbert, Savannah, Kasie and Roger Jr.; a number of great-grandchildren; sis­ters, Letha Hart of Longview and Jean Roberts and her husband, Billy, of Clifton, Texas; stepchildren, Michael McKeever of Corinth, Texas, Dawn Beaver and her husband, Johnny, of Denton, Texas, Kimberly Garza and her husband, David, of Dallas, Texas, and William Macia and his wife, Nancy, of Oklahoma; 13 stepgrandchildren; and a number of stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and children, Richard and Arthur Jr.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at the chapel of the Lake­view Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Richard Dool officiating. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. today, November 4, 2012, at the funeral home.


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  • Created by: Anonymous Child
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100121532
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Dee “Art” Benefield (14 Jun 1935–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100121532, citing Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous Child (contributor 47197869) .