John Richard Benfield

Published 4:06 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017

John Richard Benfield, 64, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Steven Leger, of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil held at 7:00p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

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Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on March 23, 1952, he was the son of Joseph and Rose Benfield. John was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John is survived by his loving wife, Penny McLarty Benfield; children, Amy Taylor, of Bridge City, Amber Ferguson, of Lumberton, Kellen McLarty, of Groves, and Kevin McLarty and wife Cheyenne, of Orange; grandchildren, Alyssa Taylor Balsano, Linzy Taylor, Gabe Williams, Lydia Ferguson, Owen McLarty, Konner McLarty, Carter McLarty, and Emma Mattingly; and his siblings, Helen Brevell, Ralph Benfield, and Becky Wheeler.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kellen McLarty, Kevin McLarty, Gabe Williams, Lynn Smith, Eddie Brevell, and Tommy Johnson.