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Edgar Allen Benton, Sr. Obituary


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“Just learned of your loss. I will always have good memories of Mr. Benton! Candy and family ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Candy Melancon - Richmond, TX

“Dear Allen, Carol and I were talking to Gordon about your Dad. We all remember how nice and considerate he was to help our mom. He would often mow...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy Koenig Dingler & Carol Koenig Hausler - TX

“I wish I had known about Edgar's funeral. I will always have fond memories of Edgar, I had the privilege of working with him at HL&P. He was always...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Lupe Alderete Jr - Wallis, TX

“Allen: I just read about your dad and am so sorry I'm so out of touch with you and your family. Not only were you and I friends but I also...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Sam Hopkins - Richmond, TX

“Allen, I was so sorry to hear about your dad passing away. I wish I had known about it in time to attend his service. So many fond memories of being...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Gordon Koenig - Rosenberg, TX

“Dear AB, Although we did not know your father, we know he raised a very fine son. May you take comfort in knowing many caring thoughts are with you...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Casey Martin, On Behalf of Milagro Exploration - TX

“God speed Edgar. Those Sat. nights working for Mrs. Agnes Booth at the Trading Post were the greatest. I never knew anyone who could do nine jobs...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Carolyn Hopmann - Alpharetta, GA

“Allen I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I have great memories of your Dad! Will keep you and your family in my prayers! ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Jo Bucsanyi Coburn - TX

“So sorry for your loss, Allen. I grew up enjoying your dad through the Rosenberg Fire Department, then was privileged to serve along with him for...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne Boring - Bremond, TX

“Allen, Gene and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Mimi Grillo Amman - Sugar Land, TX

“Sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope you & your family are doing well! Sincerely, Judy & Eugene Zela ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Eugene & Judy Zela - Doss, TX

“Sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope you & your family are doing well! Sincerely, Judy & Eugene Zela ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Eugene & Judy Zela - Doss, TX

“Sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope you & your family are doing well! Sincerely, Judy & Eugene Zela ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Eugene & Judy Zela - Doss, TX

“My deepest sympathy to the Benton family. Mr. Benton and my parents, Tony and Alice Niscavits, were long-time friends and during my childhood I...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Trish Sneed - Pasadena, TX

“My deepest sympathy to the Benton family. Mr. Benton and my parents, Tony and Alice Niscavits, were long-time friends and during my childhood I...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Trish Sneed - Pasadena, TX

“My sincere condolences to your Family. I remember him and enjoyed our Time in Scouting. He will truly be missed. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Ondrusek - Rosenberg, TX

“Allen I am so sorry for your lost. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Raydell Wasicek Crosswhite - TX

“Allen and Judy - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, who was "one of a kind". My Mother and your Mother were best buddies. Growing up, my sisters...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Kay Dube - TX

“Allen I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: JUDY KAISER (Blackwell) - ALBA, TX

“Allen, I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I have many fond memories of him, as well as of your Mom, and I know he will be missed...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Sherlyn Smith Jones - Austin, TX


Graveside services for Edgar A. Benton, 94, of La Grange, Texas (formerly of Rosenberg) will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Edgar was born on April 13, 1919 in Salt Gap, Texas to Lena Massie Benton and Butler Benton and he passed away on July 30, 2013 at the home of his son, Allen Benton and wife Judy Benton. Edgar was a lifelong resident of Fort Bend County until December 26, 2001 when he had heart surgery and he and Mary Delle moved to La Grange to live with Allen and Judy. Edgar graduated from Beasley High School and attended their annual reunions until a couple of years ago when he was physically unable to attend. After a brief time in college he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He served his Country for three years as a Paratrooper for the 502 rd Airborne Division in the Philippines during WWII. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals during his service. He was on furlough when the war ended and served the remainder of his enlistment in the USA. On December 22, 1946 he married the love of his life, Mary Delle Fletcher. They were married almost 60 years when he lost Mary Delle in 2006. The couple had two sons who were born and raised in Rosenberg. Edgar retired from HL&P (Houston Lighting and Power) after 37 years of service. He spent 20 years as a Volunteer Fireman for the City of Rosenberg and served as Captain of Emergency Corp. Edgar was a member of the American Legion Post 721 in Rosenberg and was a lifetime member of VFW 3903. Edgar was a Boy Scout and became a Scout Leader when his boys were growing up. He and Mary Delle were both active in Civic affairs in Rosenberg. Edgar is survived by his son and his wife, grandson, Brandon Brook Benton and wife, Irasema, great grandson, Landon Brook Benton, sister-in-law, Joyce Lynn Benton, nephew Stanley Benton and wife Beverly and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, youngest son, George Melvin Benton, brother, Oscar Lee Benton, infant brother Melvin Benton, his parents, and mother and father-in-law, Matilda and George Fletcher. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. in the Stateroom at Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to; Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson St., La Grange, Tx 78945.

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