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J. W. Benton

Funeral services for J. W. Benton, age 84 of Mount Pleasant, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the Bates Cooper Sloan Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Winfield Cemetery. A visitation was conducted from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at the funeral home.
Mr. Benton was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Titus County to Floyd and Georgia (VanHorn) Benton.
He served in the United States Navy; was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg, Tex. and retired from Price Ford in Sulphur Springs as a mechanic.
He died Oct. 14, 2017 and was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn Benton; and grandchildren, Scotty Lynn Owens and Dana Cherie Owens.
He is survived by his sisters, Vivian Nell Price and Exa Johnson; his children, Johnny Melton, Linda Bryant, Mike and Shannon Melton, Carla Godfrey, David Hartman; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.