James Earl Benson Sr. 81 of Wesson, AR, born May 19, 1939 to Kermit and Ella Mae ( Futch) Benson, James passed away on March 21, 2021 of cancer at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock Arkansas.
Proceeded in death by his wife of 60+ years, Nelda Nolene Benson in 2015., his daughters: Janice D. Sawyer, Sonya Harper, Leah Benson, grandson-Jesse J. Benson, parents-Kermit Benson Sr., & Ella Mae Beck, siblings-Kermit H. Benson Jr., and Mary A. Griffith.
Survived by: His sons James Earl ( Bubba) Benson ( Melynda) Ruston, LA., Jeffery Nolan Benson ( Stacy ) El Dorado, AR., Daughter, Wanda Childress, Houston, TX, Sisters: Janice Benson Chapman ( Gary) Lebanon, TN. Peggy Sue Davis, Sparta , TN. 18 Grandchildren, numerous Great-grandchildren , nieces and nephews.
James was a quiet, gentle man of few words. He never got over the loss of his wife Nolene in 2015. He had a cat named Buggs that passed before him he loved a lot. He also had a colony of feral cats he took care of on his property. James was a big old softie. James was a Master Craftsman, loved working with his hands and could build most anything. He loved fishing and hunting also.
Most of all he loved spending time with his two sons, Bubba and Jeffery and Jeffery’s daughter Jacie. She was his shining star, he was her ” Pops”. He loved all his family and will be Forever In Our Hearts.
Memorial service will be announced at a later date.