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Donald Hoyt Benson

May 1, 1933 - September 10, 2016

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Donald Hoyt Benson, age 83, passed away September 10, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL.
Donald was born May 1, 1933 to Nance and Ellen (McDaniels) Benson in Wilmington, NC. He lived in Delco, NC where he graduated from Delco High School. He was married to his wife, Ruth, for 62 years. He joined the Army in 1954 and received an Honorable Discharge. He worked for ACL Railroad in Wilmington, NC. Donald transferred with the Railroad to Jacksonville, FL in 1960 where he continued working with CSX until he retired with 40 years of service.
Donald was...

Donald Hoyt Benson, age 83, passed away September 10, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL.
Donald was born May 1, 1933 to Nance and Ellen (McDaniels) Benson in Wilmington, NC. He lived in Delco, NC where he graduated from Delco High School. He was married to his wife, Ruth, for 62 years. He joined the Army in 1954 and received an Honorable Discharge. He worked for ACL Railroad in Wilmington, NC. Donald transferred with the Railroad to Jacksonville, FL in 1960 where he continued working with CSX until he retired with 40 years of service.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dorothy Henry and half-brother Charles McDaniels. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Ruth and their 3 children, Darlene Thompson (Ross), Kay Benson and Angela Carnes (Craig) and 4 grandchildren, Cherie Thompson, Erika Adams (Andrew), Diana Moore (Jon) and David Benson (Jennifer) and 4 great-grandchildren, Mildred, Isaac, Isaiah and Gail.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept 15, 2016 between 5 pm - 8 pm. Funeral services in celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday Sept 16, 2016 in Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St Johns Bluff Road N., Jacksonville, FL 32225. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 4300 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, 32207.
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Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.