Carl Hampton Benton, Jr.

April 14, 1941 - January 19, 2021

Carl Hampton Benton, Jr. of McKinney, Texas passed away January 19, 2021 at the age of 79.  He was born on April 14, 1941 to Carl “Ike” Hampton Benton, Sr. and Bobbie Claire (Young) Benton in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Carl was a good athlete at England High School lettering in basketball, baseball, and football.  He studied at Henderson College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Carl served his country proudly in the United States Army serving active duty for six months and in the Army Reserve for over five years.  He was married to Floydelle Pannell from 1962-1975, they had two children.  He later was married to Eleanor “Pinkie” Powell from 1976-1985.  Carl was a park supervisor at Ridgeview Memorial Park.  He worked at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home for over 23 years.  He was a member of Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen, Texas.  Carl was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and co-workers.

He is survived by his son, Bruce Benton and wife, Whitney of Allen, Texas; daughter, Carla Benton of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Taylor Trevino of Dallas, Texas, Selah Benton and Davis Benton, both of Allen, Texas; brother, Neil Benton of Glen Heights, Texas; nephew, Nathan Benton of North Hollywood, California.  And also his beloved Arkansas cousins and their families.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Bobbie Benton.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the funeral service.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The service will also be live streamed at on Carl’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:  After the service, the recorded live steam will be available for viewing a the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Carl and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

A “come and go” visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing and masks will be required.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army.

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Go rest high on that mountain Carl ! You will be missed by all of us with the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow family. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. Sincerely, Dale Littrell Dale Littrll, January 28, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. I reconnected with Carl a few years ago at our England High class reunion. He was a wonderful person and came into my life at a time when I truly needed his company and friendship. I pray you have much comfort at this time and I will miss him very much. Please cherish the memories because they will get you through this difficult time. Bobbie Henderson, January 25, 2021 Carl was a friend, a close friend for over 35 years. We would talk about all areas of life, from brief politics to intense football. More than anything, when we would get together, we would talk about the issues of life. He was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, a man who loved deeply and cared mightily for others. To the family, May the Lord be all to you that you will allow him to be: peace, comfort, strength, and joy. Bruce and Carla, Your dad is the answer to one of my security questions: Who is your best friend? I considered it an honor to be able to be one of Carl's friends. Chaplain Rickey Hargrave, January 25, 2021 Bruce, I am so Sorry about Your Dad.. What a Great Man! Condolences to ALL of the Family.
Becky Elkins , January 24, 2021 Such a great man. God speed, sir. Kevin McGee , January 24, 2021 Carl will be greatly missed. He was a loving Dad and Grandfather. We are praying for all his family as they go through this difficult time. Nancy and Zack Zack and Nancy Pannell, January 23, 2021 So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. We were classmates at England and played all the sports. I was so glad to get to visit with him at a recent class reunion. Prayers for all the family. roy alan cox, January 23, 2021 I was a England Arkansas high school friend of Carl’s. He was one of 5 or 6 guys that ran around together doing fun things some of them mischievous, harassing our teachers playing sports and making lifetime memories. He was a good guy that I lost touch with but reconnected on Facebook a few years ago. In fact enjoyed a wonderful face to face visit with Carl and Bobbie Lynn (Adams) Henderson during one of his visits to Arkansas last summer. We are sadden to read of Carl’s passing and pray comfort to all the family. Barbara (Perry) Lynch and Bill Lynch Bill and Barbara Lynch, January 23, 2021 So sorry for the loss of a good friend. Carl and I were class mates from the class of 1959 England Arkansas. I am so thankful with friends like Carl for it makes all of us for knowing him. I am thankful he got to attend our class reunion in 2019. My prayers are with all of you. Burnis Lasiter, January 23, 2021 I was a classmate of Carl at England High School. We were a very close class and Carl reconnected with us at a reunion in 2019. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family. Kaye Leonard, January 23, 2021 My heart goes out to the family of Carl. He has been my friend for 26 years. He’s one of the best men I know. He was family and I loved him as such. I was more than just his barber. I was his friend. A best friend. Family. I’m devastated by this loss. He will never be forgotten 
Debbie Fisher, January 23, 2021 We know how special Carl was to all those that knew and loved him. May the peace of our Lord and Savior be with you during this difficult time. Chris & Marianne Roberts, January 22, 2021 Dear Neal and the rest of the Benton family, I am so sorry for your loss, for our loss. Carl was a dear, warm man. Truly Heaven has gained another Angel. All of you are in my heart and prayers. Sue Sue Young Buffalo, January 22, 2021 My sympathy and prayers go to the family and friends. Doris Kindle, January 22, 2021