October 5, 1935 ~ May 3, 2015
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Jimmy Lamar Benson, 79, of Asheville, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Dennis and Della Ingle Benson. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Benson. A true jack-of-all-trades, Mr. Benson spent many years working as a butcher at Asheville Packing Co. and various supermarkets. Mr. Benson is survived by his loving daughters, Wanda S. Benson and Annette Burgess and husband Toby; brother, Johnny Benson and wife Barbara; the mother of his children, Ruby Seay Benson Kent; and grandsons, Dennis Benson and Jason Cucumber. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Ron Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Benson's family wishes to express special thanks to his friends and caregivers at the Laurels of Hendersonville and the Elizabeth House.