Obituary for Don Edward Benson
LESCHER-MILLSAP FUNERAL HOME
DON EDWARD BENSON
1960 - 2017
Don Edward Benson, 57, of Muskogee, OK, was born March 11, 1960 at Fort Dix, NJ the son of Albert and Bessie (Girty) Benson and died Saturday, December 23, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.
Don was always a helper. He would walk to the store for his Mom to get milk and bread even as a child. He would do anything that was needed for his family. He always said his true purpose in life was to help his family and he proved this over and over by being willing to lend help to family members that needed assistance getting to the store, going to doctor appointments, even took on the care of his Mom when she became ill….whatever the need he was willing to help. He joined the United States Air Force after high school. Favorite pastimes included reading, watching TU football games, and attending the car races with his brother-in-law and nephew.
Survivors include his sister, Patricia Purdom of Muskogee; brother, Billy Benson of Porum; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Virgil Benson.