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Bratcher Funeral Home

401 West Woodard, Denison, TX

OBITUARY

Benny E Blythe

January 29, 1945November 21, 2019

Benny Earl Blythe (74) – LAKE KIOWA, TX

Benny E Blythe went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2019. Benny was born January 29, 1945 in Dumas, TX to George William and Hazel Geneva (Wibbing) Blythe. After graduating from Dumas High School, he attended McMurray College where he ran on a track scholarship. He married Georgia McGee also from Dumas, on December 20, 1966. He graduated college in 1967 and joined the Army where he served in Vietnam as a medic. After an honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Lubbock, TX where they lived for 33 years. Ben served in the Lubbock I.S.D as a teacher, coach, counselor and associate principal for that duration. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church where he taught young married classes for 20 years. He was a deacon, R.A. leader and served on many committees. In 2004 he & Georgia retired to Lake Kiowa, TX to be closer to their kids and grandkids. He loved spending time with his family, especially always beating the grandkids in Skip-Bo. He also enjoyed pastimes like bowling, gardening, playing 42 with friends or Texas Hold’Em at the Kiowa Lodge. He served as a deacon of First Baptist Church in Gainesville, TX and as an AWANA leader. He was a member of the Texas Baptist Men disaster unit, a volunteer for CASA and the Living Word food pantry. Ben fought many health battles over the years and was steadfast and faithful to the Lord through each one. He loved Jesus with his whole heart and lived a faith-filled life believing God to be his sustainer, friend and healer. With each battle he encountered, he received many miracles and gave glory to God in each one. To know him was to know a tenacious yet humble man who never gave up, always pressed on and pointed everyone he met straight to Jesus. We wish you all could have known him. Survivors include wife, Georgia; son Brian and wife Teri of Euless; daughters Blynda Lane and husband Todd of Trophy Club and Becky Jones and husband Shane of McKinney. He had 10 grandchildren-Jeremy, Jason, Joli, Jamie & Jenni Blythe, Olivia, Harrison & Evelyn Lane, and Jorja & Liam Jones. Brothers, Don Blythe of Fritch, Bill and wife Jill Blythe of Lake Kiowa. Brother in law Larry Lambert of Dumas and Sister in law Dianne Blythe of Lake Kiowa and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Rose Ann Lambert, brother Jim Blythe and sister in law Barbra Blythe Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, TX at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26th. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be 11:00am Wednesday, November 27th at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, TX at the mausoleum. Friends and family are welcome to come join the family in these services. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Benny's memory to CASA (www.casaforchildren.org) or Texas Baptist Men (www.tbmtx.org). Personal condolences may be made at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • George William Blythe, Father (deceased)
  • Hazel Geneva (Wibbing) Blythe, Mother (deceased)
  • Georgia Blythe, Wife
  • Brian Blythe (Teri), Son
  • Blynda Lane (Todd), Daughter
  • Becky Jones (Shane), Daughter
  • Jeremy, Grandchild
  • Jason, Grandchild
  • Joli, Grandchild
  • Jamie & Jenni Blythe, Grandchild
  • Olivia, Grandchild
  • Harrison & Evelyn Lane, Grandchild
  • Jorja & Liam Jones, Grandchild
  • Don Blythe, Brother
  • Bill Blythe (Jill), Brother
  • Larry Lambert, Brother-in-law
  • Dianne Blythe, Sister-in-law
  • Rose Ann Lambert, Sister (deceased)
  • Jim Blythe, Brother (deceased)
  • Barbra Blythe, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bill Blythe
  • Jason Blythe
  • Jeremy Blythe
  • Shane Jones
  • Harrison Lane
  • Todd Lane

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Memories

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Patt Harrell

November 24, 2019

Georgia,
I loved reading all about Benny. What an extraordinary, godly man. I’m picturing him as a Dumas High School “thin clad” running like the wind. Butch remembers competing against him as a Levelland Lobo. I’m remembering the silver tray he gave you for high school graduation with each of your honors engraved on the surface. What a thoughtful and intuitive gift from a 19-year-old! Please extend my sympathy to your family, and know you are deeply loved.
Patt & Butch

Ronny Barnes

November 24, 2019

A true gentleman who will be missed , but will surely be preparing a better place for all of us. Condolences to the family but God has a great helper.

Bruce Hammonds

November 24, 2019

A smile that could light up the darkest days of anyone life...a heart that could warm the coldest heart, and a servant who could mend broken lives and bring bring joy, where once there was pain...

CarrieAnn Jones

November 23, 2019

Hugs a plenty to Brian and family. Welcome to the Daddy’s in Heaven club. Membership is priceless. Your dad was such a great man of God and servant leader. What a fantastic example of being the hands and feet of Jesus for all to follow. I loved seeing him come to our Stage Right performances and always coming back stage to greet us! May God’s love cover you like a blanket as you share his wonderful memories.

Elizabeth Ward (Cosper)

November 23, 2019

Mr. Blythe made an impact on my life as a youth member at Highland Baptist Church. He was always kind and a great role model of a Godly man. He and Georgia opened their home many times for fun events that were always surrounded in love and humor. Praying for the Blythe family during this time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY