Benoit, Gilbert

Gilbert Louis Benoit

March 17, 1946 - May 12, 2021

Gilbert Louis Benoit of Plano, Texas passed away on May 12, 2021 at the age of 75. He was born on March 17, 1946 to Numa and Evelyn (Leblanc) Benoit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Gilbert grew up in Baton Rouge where he graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1964.  He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1965 and proudly served his country until 1972.  Gilbert attended Louisiana State University.  He worked in security sales most of his life, working for Defensive Security and Aritech Security for 14 years then for the State of Louisiana helping veterans with benefits. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Benoit of Plano, Texas; children, Dane Benoit and wife, Ashley of Rowlett, Texas and Andrea Benoit and husband, Charles Beasley of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Mason Benoit, Shelby Benoit, and James Heathcock; brother, Larry Benoit and wife, Linda of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sisters, Sharon Kress and husband, George of Carlisle, Louisiana and Vicki Linthicum and husband, Daryl of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at on Gilbert’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

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Dear Linda & Family, Was so sorry to hear about Gil, know he and Pa Joe are swapping sea stories, Know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers Sincerely,
Gerri Praytor , May 16, 2021 God Bless you, Linda and God Bless Gil. We loved him. Susan and Glenn Tucker, May 15, 2021 You were one of the best shipmates and I will always remember. Mike Davis, May 15, 2021 Comrade Frenchy, A strong and loyal supporter of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4380, thank you for serving then and now. You will be greatly missed, We salute you, Sir. Plano Casey Joyce VFW Post 4380, May 15, 2021 Everything you sacrificed not only for US but your family too was never forgotten! You are such a fun loving strong man and ALWAYS made sure us kids were laughing! I will you and your wittiness but mostly just you! Be free pops! You have more than deserved your time off now! We love you bunches! Big huggz! Brandi Beauchamp, May 15, 2021 Gil, met you when you first moved to Jones Creek Road and we became friends. That friendship lasted forever. After high school we went seperate ways but the bond we formed those many years before always remained.You will be missed by many and I am one of those. Bryant Delafield, May 15, 2021 So sorry fr your loss. It's a shame we never got to know him. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Diane and Kurt Young , May 14, 2021 Gil, first of all, thank you for your service. I will miss you. I will miss your stories and the cookouts, I will miss you telling me I look pretty (even when I didn’t think I did). I will miss your hugs. After Sam was born you gained the name Uncle Gil, even though you were not related. I have much love for you and your family. I will miss you Uncle Gil. Teri Hunt, May 14, 2021 We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Charity Menditto, May 14, 2021 Farwell my Brother, may you restwell Robert MacLeod, May 14, 2021 You were always a dear friend to our family. You will be forever remember by all of us! RIP our dear friend! Roger & Renay Gingery, May 14, 2021 Gil was one of a kind and will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. Juanita Lucas Hicks, May 14, 2021 Frenchy, You were a great comrade and dear friend. We will miss you. Chris, Shelly & Tiffany Gallucci, May 13, 2021 Hearing the news of your passing brought me great sorrow. But, as I sit here and reflect on all the good times we had together I find a level of joy knowing that I had you in my life. In our younger days, many of us young men went into the military and served in Vietnam. Some, like you, actually spilled their blood on foreign soil, fighting to ensure that all Americans were free. For me, you are the true definition of an American Hero. I salute you on this day and want you to know that you will be missed. Safe journey. To Linda and family, Marcia and I send our deepest sympathy. C. J. Soileau, May 13, 2021 Sending your family prayers. Diane Snyder, May 13, 2021 I will miss you, brother. You have been a dear friend for a long time. Till we meet again. You are a true American hero.
Lew Bruno, May 12, 2021 You were one of those special people that I was proud to call friend. I will see you on the other side dear one. Roberta Roberts, May 12, 2021 Gil aka Frenchy. You and yours are family. I will miss you wheeling in to see me as I sat at your kitchen table visiting my sis Linda. You were a tough man and gave more than most in service to your country. You ran the good race. Now you can run and not grow weary. May you fly on the wings of eagles You will be missed and always remembered. Googy Glenn ann Hunt, May 12, 2021 You were always Gil until Sam was born and named you uncle Gil. I am going to miss you. I am going to miss your stories and your hugs, I’m going to miss you telling me I looked pretty (even when I didn’t feel like it). You will always be in my heart Uncle Gil. Teri Hunt, May 12, 2021 My sincere condolences.
Jimmy Creel , May 12, 2021