OBITUARY

Lynn Wall Bennie Jr.

June 19, 1950August 24, 2013

Lynn Wall Bennie Jr., born June 19, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn Wall Bennie and Lois Maxine Pritchett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2013 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Lynn is survived by his loving wife of 40 years: Barbara Taylor Bennie, daughter Brooke Bennie Eung and her husband Kheang Shu Eung of Allen; his two grandchildren Madelynn & Cole Eung; his four sisters Angilee McClure and her husband Bob McClure, Manina Duke, Judy McKee and her husband Jay McKee, Janine Bennie; and many nieces and nephews. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents as well as his half sisters Claudia & Dorinda.

Lynn graduated from Foothill HS in Bakersfield, CA in 1968 and continued on to attend Texas A&M University where he studied to be a Civil Engineer while serving proudly in the Corps of Cadets Squadron 5, the Filthy Fifth. In 1971, Lynn’s father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 and Lynn made the decision to leave college to return home and take care of his mother and sisters.

Lynn’s first job in Dallas was at John E Mitchell Co., and then to utilize what he learned at Texas A&M, Lynn started his engineering career at the City of Farmers Branch from which he retired in 2003 after 31 years. After a brief respite of one week, Barbara sent him back to work at Plano ISD’s Murphy Middle School from 2003-2008. Engineering was Lynn’s true calling though and he reunited with his friend Bob Whaling in working for the City of University Park from 2008-2013.

Lynn loved to travel and had visited 49 of the contiguous states with the last one, Hawaii, booked for this coming November. Lynn and Barbara enjoyed taking cruises and had visited Alaska three times making wonderful memories with family and friends. Lynn’s last trip was on a Disney Cruise with his family and grandchildren to the Caribbean. Lynn also loved to go golfing with his friends from church and would go every chance he could despite the grueling chemo treatments. Lynn loved spending time with his grandchildren Madelynn and Cole and will always be known to them as their “Gaga”. Each Christmas Lynn also suited up as Santa for Parkland Hospital’s Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care and would spend Christmas Eve holding sick babies that were unable to spend the holidays at home. He was also actively involved in church life, serving as a deacon, board trustee, and sound technician. Lynn will forever be missed as a devoted husband, father, friend, and Christian servant to all those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First Christian Church of Plano Building Fund. The family of Lynn Bennie wishes to thank Vitas Hospice, Preferred Care at Home, as well as FCC Plano.

*Nursery services provided during memorial service

Services

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 31, 2013

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  • Reception & Visitation
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Connie Stewart

August 30, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a pleasure to have worked with Lynn. He was a good friend.

August 30, 2013

To the family of my dear friend Lynn, I pray God will comfort you in this time of loss. Lynn was a good man and a good friend. To Lynn, you are with our Lord and free of pain and suffering. I love you and will miss you forever my friend.
Charlie Hanes (Grapevine, TX)

Chris and Star Rhodes

August 29, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

Ewell Schirmer

August 29, 2013

I had the pleasure of playing soccer with Lynn for a few seasons. Great guy to be around. Sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed, but also will be remembered for the man, friend, husband, and father that he was in this life.

Loretta Smith

August 29, 2013

My deepest sympathy to you all. No one can take away the pain of your loss, but I hope that knowing there are people who care and are concerned for you give you strength each day.

Rubye Perry

August 29, 2013

Angilee and Judy, may God be with you in your time of sorrow and my condolences to the family.

Gretta Smith

August 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers and condolances for your family. May God wrap you in His comfort and may you find His sweet peace settling over you.

August 29, 2013

Lynn ,was a wonderful man and enjoyed working with him. Loved picking on his friend Bob everyday.He is greatly missed here . Will not be able to attend but my prayers are with you and Brooke.

Pat Grecco (University Park, Tx)

Cyndi Lewis

August 28, 2013

I only had the pleasure of working with Lynn for a year and ten months. Since I began work here, I only knew the Lynn "with cancer". He was an extremely brave fighter...never complained even through he endured great pain and suffering I am sure! He kept his keen sense of humor and did not want sympathy. He wore comical hats during his cancer treatments, and always, always had a positive outlook...no matter what. I wish I had had the opportunity to work with him longer. He loved A&M, and since I am an Aggie, it hurt my heart we he told me the circumstances under which he left A&M and how he did not get the opportunity to complete his education there. But once an Aggie, always an Aggie...and Lynn embodied the ture heart and spirit of Aggieland, and was definitely a Fightin' Texas Aggie!!! He loved to talk about his grandbabies and his wife and daughter whom he obviously loved with all his heart! His son-in-law and his parents too..Lynn often spoke fondly of them. He will be sorely missed by his co-workers and friends here at Uinversity Park. We will miss his smile, his jokes and his sunny outlook on life. Heaven is getting a good one.

BETTY CAMPBELL

August 28, 2013

Will not be able to attend but our prayers are with you and Brooke. Lynn was a wonderful guy; always smiling and laughing; he could always make my day brighter. He will truly be missed.