Rev. Eugene Benson, 71, of Heavener, OK passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Poteau, OK. Eugene was born April 9, 1944 in Hontubby, OK to Delmer Lee & Altie Mae Woodral. He was pastor of the Royal Oak Free Will Baptist Church. Eugene was preceded in death by his mother; wife, Wanda; brother, Jesse Benson; 1 granddaughter and 1 great grandson.
Survivors include his daughter, Gina McKinney of North Little Rock, AR; sons, Steve & Marie Benson of Heavener, OK, Joe & Joanna Benson of Okema, OK; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 5 sisters, Virginia Hickman of Reserve, NM, Peggy & Billy Terry of Poteau, OK. Carolyn & John Evans of Heavener, OK, Janis & Dewayne Tucker of Hackett, AR, Patricia Benson of Heavener, OK; 2 brothers, Bobby Benson of Heavener, OK, Kenneth & Virginia Benson of Pryor, OK; honorary daughter, Kari Olar; honorary son, Doug Cranfield; other special family members, Charles R. Lusk, Michael Lusk, Jody Carr, and Steven Lusk; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services - 2 pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 graveside at Royal Oak Cemetery, Panama, OK with Rev. Jimmy Waldrop officiating. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Steve Benson, Doug Cranfield.
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