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Ernesto Benavides Jr.

November 16, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Ernesto Benavides Jr., 87, of Allen, Texas, passed away on May 10, 2017 in Plano, Texas. He was born on November 16, 1929 in Realitos, Texas to Ernesto Benavides Sr. and Cristina Laurel. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He and Irma Doris Saenz were married on August 30, 1953 in Benavides, Texas and they have been married for 63 years. He worked as a dispatcher for the Texas Mexican Railroad for many years, retiring in 1980. He was very good with numbers and able to do math and calculations in his head. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and uncle and loved his family dearly; he was always there for them. He was loving and generous and especially enjoyed giving to charities. He has many friends who he has stayed in touch with for many years. He will be missed by all who shared in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Irma Doris Benavides of Allen, TX; son, Robert M. Benavides and wife Betty of Allen, TX; daughter, Irma Benavides Gonzalez and husband David of Richardson, TX; sister, Belia Cantu and husband Toribio Cantu Jr. of Realitos, TX; grandchildren, Elizabeth Benavides, Christopher Benavides, Melissa Gonzalez and Nathan Gonzalez and nieces, Annie Chada and husband Rene, Rosie Munoz and husband Marcelino, Tina Avila,  Bertha  Martinez and husband Selso and Mary Lee Pena and husband Jaime; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arnoldo Benavides.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Ave., Allen, Texas 75002, with burial following at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends at a visitation on Sunday evening, May 14, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. and a Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expy North, Allen, Texas 75013.


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My Tio Neto will be missed by all of us. He was a kind good man with a heart of gold. I thank the Lord for the years and the memories he allowed us to share with him. Tia Irma, Bobby and Irmita my deepest condolences. I know the pain is immeasurable but remember he is safe and pain free and someday we will all be together again! He was a great husband and a great father and the best Uncle in the world. Please know how much you all are loved by our family. May my Tio rest in Our Lords arms. Mary Pena, May 15, 2017 Dear Irma Doris, I cannot tell you how sorry I feel for your loss. You and your hubby have always been so close. I well remember how close your bond was when you lived in Laredo. Ernesto was always such an intelligent, giving, kind person. I remember how good he was to absolutely everyone. Ernesto was the kind of person who would quickly lend a hand if anyone needed him to. I am so sorry for your loss, angel girl. Please know that you and your beautiful family will be in my thoughts and prayers. David and I send out best to you. I am so sorry we can't be there with you...we still live in Laredo. May the Lord continue to bless you in all of your ways...may His love be your support through these challenging days. With hugs and blessings, Dr Georgeanne and David L. Reuthinger Dr Georgeanne Reuthinger, May 14, 2017 Our sincere condolences to Tia Irma, Bobby, and Irma and their beautiful families. May Tio Neto Rest In Peace! He was such a wonderful person! We love you and we will miss you Tio! !! The Arnoldo Benavides Family (Xavier (Laida), Luis (Adriana) Sara (Paul) grandchildren & great grandchildren Sara Benavides Jurena, May 14, 2017 MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE BENAVIDES FAMILY. MY UNCLE NETO WAS AN AMAZING PERSON, HE SHOWED SO MUCH LOVE TO ALL HIS FAMILY, AND TO HIS SISTER BELIA B. CANTU, & MYSELF AND ALL OF MY 4 SISTERS. HE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH BY ALL OF US...IN OUR HEARTS FOR ALWAYS!!! Bertha Cantu Martinez, May 13, 2017 Irma, Bob and Irmita, my most heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Neto. I'm hurting with you as we were dear friends many years. . My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
olga salinas, May 12, 2017 I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of him as a child and teenager hanging out with Irmita. I love you all and my prayers are with you!. Leticia Martinez, May 12, 2017 Tio, You were the greatest uncle anyone could ever have. I will miss your phone calls and beautiful smile. I love you and I will miss you forever. We will see each other again God's promise 
Tina Cantu Avila, May 11, 2017 Our prayers go out to your family. I'm glad I had the honor of having to have met him. Omar Leija, May 11, 2017