Morland Odae Benningfield

May 26, 1932February 18, 2013

Morland Odae Benningfield age 80 born May 26, 1932 to Lyster Benningfield and Fannie Benningfield Shipman, passed away peacefully February 18, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. Morland was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather Orian W. Shipman and beloved wife of 57 years Thresa Jeanette McCaslin Benningfield. He is survived by brother Vale Benningfield and son, Benny Benningfield, son, Phillip Benningfield and wife Denise Benningfield, and daughter, Marla Benningfield. He also leaves behind three granddaughters, one grandson, two step grandsons, one great grandson, two great granddaughters, one great step granddaughter, and one great stepson. Morland served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged by the United States Army in 1954. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 20th of February at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 21st of February, at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, Texas. The family would like to thank Dr. Clark, Dr. Kasper, Dr. Hinze, and the tremendous support of the Seton ICU staff.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • Graveside Service With U.S. Army Honors Thursday, February 21, 2013

Morland Odae Benningfield

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Emily Prien

February 22, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Michelle Zahler

February 21, 2013

Marla - so sorry for your loss and prayers for you and your family. May all the memories of your father help you heal along with knowing that he's not suffering in pain anymore.

February 20, 2013

So sorry to hear of his passing. He is back with his loving wife where he belongs. Our prayers are with the family.
Les and Sandi Taylor

Teresa Lyles

February 20, 2013

So many will be missed Mo. Give Jeanette a big kiss for me. Love you!!

Kathy Worley

February 20, 2013

So sorry to hear of Benningfield's passing. I worked in the Mechanical Engineering Department at U.T. from 1979 - 2004. Bennie worked in the same department's Machine Shop during some of that time. He and I had many laughs together. I can still see that silly grin of his!

February 20, 2013

Tonight heaven is having a great BBQ, made by the best. I Love Grandad and will treasure the many happy memories I have of him.
Sending strength and peace to Benny, Phil, Marla, spouses and ALL the Grandkids. I know you will miss him.
Connie Waylene

February 20, 2013

We are so very sorry and if we can help we are here ...we do not know the why and how come....but embrace each other and keep your parents memories going..God bless you all we love you.

Louis and Marilyn Russell

Penny Vasek

February 20, 2013

Thank you Grandad for Phil, Bryan,Bonnie and Layla.