OBITUARY

Paul F. Benson Jr.

June 15, 1946November 28, 2018

Paul F. Benson, Jr., 72, of Fort Smith, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at a local hospital. He was born June 15, 1946 to the late Paul and Ruth Benson, Sr.

Paul was a 1964 graduate of Northside High School and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War in 1970. After Military Service, he joined Superior Federal Savings and Loan and retired from Simmons Bank after 40+ years in the business. While at Simmons Bank, he was a Regional Manager and Loan Officer. Paul was an avid golfer and loved bass fishing. He was a past President of the Fort Smith Bass Club.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday at U.S. National Cemetery Pavilion with burial to follow with Military Honors both under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Paul is survived by two sons, Mark (Stacy) of Luray, VA and Matthew (Maggie) of Fayetteville; and his brother, David of Fort Smith.

The family will visit with friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. .

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • Hope Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Monday, December 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Paul F. Benson Jr.

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Gary Carmack

December 3, 2018

I am out of town this week but would like to share my condolences to Paul's family and friends. I have known Paul throughout his banking career. I respected him as a fellow banker and avid fisherman. He never had a bad day nor anything bad to say about anyone. He was a great guy to be around. He will be missed.

betty coots

November 30, 2018

Paul was a good friend for so many years and a good boss at Simmons for several years. I remember that I kept his dog Lady, his golden retriever that he loved so much, when he was very ill. I will miss a dear old friend.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Paul F. Benson, Jr., 72, of Fort Smith, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at a local hospital. He was born June 15, 1946 to the late Paul and Ruth Benson, Sr.

Paul was a 1964 graduate of Northside High School and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War in 1970. After Military Service, he joined Superior Federal Savings and Loan and retired from Simmons Bank after 40+ years in the business. While at Simmons Bank, he was a Regional Manager and Loan Officer. Paul was an avid golfer and loved bass fishing. He was a past President of the Fort Smith Bass Club.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday at U.S. National Cemetery Pavilion with burial to follow with Military Honors both under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Paul is survived by two sons, Mark (Stacy) of Luray, VA and Matthew (Maggie) of Fayetteville; and his brother, David of Fort Smith.

The family will visit with friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home.
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