Floyd Fred Benson

September 23, 1928October 6, 2019

Floyd Fred Benson, age 91, was born September 23, 1928 in Ft. Worth, TX and passed away October 6, 2019, Ft. Worth, TX.

He is survived by his children Lisa Benson Soliz, Brenda Benson, Jerel Pawley and Kay Pawley Irby; 22 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his wife Suzanne Williams Benson, son Edward Lewis Benson and his 2nd wife Betty Pawley Benson.

Floyd served 11 years in the U.S. Navy and retired from Cummins Sales and Service. He was a softball coach with the Richland Youth Association, a Merit Badge Instructor with the Boy Scouts, and a Junior Achievement mentor. Floyd loved gardening, camping and square dancing. He mentored his entire family with unconditional love, patience, forgiveness and was a great Christian example to all.

Memorial Service will be held at Smithfield United Methodist Church, Saturday October 12 at noon, 6701 Smithfield Road, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Floyd Fred Benson

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Amanda Farmer

October 12, 2019

The last time I saw Floyd, he told our family that he lived a life with no regrets. I can think of no better legacy for those who loved this man than to try to live as he did. He is loved. He will be missed, but not forgotten. I thank him for welcoming me into his family and sharing a part of his beautiful journey with me. I will endeavour to live my life without regrets as he did.

Lisa Cannon

October 9, 2019

Brenda, I have so many fond memories of time spent at your house when we were kids! Your dad was always kind and made everything so much fun! He was never too busy to join in an activity. I will always remember his smile!

Dan Bourland

October 9, 2019

What a remarkable role model as a husband, father, grandfather and Papa Floyd. His legacy rooted in his faith is the example he lived, showed and left his 22 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Not perfect, he demonstrated daily how to love with dignity, respect and humility. My children were so blessed to have him in their lives. Me too.

Nigel Goad

October 8, 2019

I first met Floyd in 1992 when I started my house construction in his neighborhood. Floyd was always very helpful with sound advice and tales of experience.
Floyd was always kind and generous and had a genuine concern for everyone and a sincere interest in my growing family over the years.
He will be sadly missed but rejoiced always in my memory of him.