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James "Jim" Arthur Benke

March 11, 1942 ~ May 14, 2021 (age 79)

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James “Jim” Arthur Benke, Sr. – A Legendary Life

James “Jim” Arthur Benke, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully in his home on May 14, 2021. He was born on March 11 in La Junta, Colorado to Jacob Albert and Elvie Celia. Jim grew up as the youngest of 7 children in a loving Catholic home.

Jim married the love of his life, Patricia Ann, on August 1, 1964. They were faithfully married for 56 wonderful years. Together, they raised 4 endearing sons and lived in 6 different states. Jim proudly served his country in the US Navy for 20 years and in the US Postal Service for 10 years. He enjoyed ocean fishing, taking pictures, and traveling. Jim loved spending time with family and will be greatly missed by them all.

Jim is survived by his wife, Pat; 4 sons and their wives; James “Jamie” Jr., Joel, Joey, and Jacob; 7 grandchildren and their spouses; Jennifer, Amy, James “Trey” III, Hunter, Valerie, Taylor, and Abigail; 6 great-grandchildren; Jeffery, Justin, Andrew “Boog”, Aaron, James “Jae Bo” IV, and Hunter; sister, Katherine “Francie” Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by 4 brothers; Jacob, Marion, Otis, and Sylvan; and sister, Mary Louise.

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May 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Kennedale Sublett Road
Kennedale, TX 76060

Funeral Mass
May 24, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
5819 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd
Arlington, TX

Interment following funeral service
May 24, 2021

Emerald Hills Memorial Park
500 Kennedale Sublett Rd
Kennedale, TX 76060

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