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Benny Joe Whitton

Benny Joe Whitton

Male 1936 - 2010  (73 years)

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  • Name Benny Joe Whitton 
    Born 23 Oct 1936  Sabine, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 2010  Platersville, Texas buried San Augustine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25622  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Burford Earvin Whitton,   b. 1 Oct 1915, San Augustine County, Texas. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1991, San Augustine buried San Augustine Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Helen Dubose,   b. 30 Jun 1921,   d. 21 May 1995, San Augustine buried San Augustine Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Cherry DeLane Whitton,   b. 13 Aug 1958, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1983, Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bennie Joe Whitton, 73, of Plantersville, died Monday evening, May 24, 2010 at his home from injuries involved in a tractor accident.

      A gathering of family and friends was held Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.

      Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010 at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home with Rev. Edward C. Kucera, Jr., pastor of St. Mary's/St. Joseph's Catholic Church officiating.

      Graveside services and interment followed at 4:00 p.m. in the Hebron Cemetery in Broaddus, Texas.

      Bennie was born October 23, 1936 in Broaddus, Texas to Buford and Helen DuBose Whitton. He was the first Valedictorian of C.E. King High School, class of 1955 along with being the first student to receive a scholarship. It was on November 23, 1957 that he married Frances Louise Yorek at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson. Bennie was a machinist and a professional musician. He played for Ernest Tubb and had his own band, the Back Porch Bunch. Bennie settled in Plantersville two years ago where he enjoyed the outdoors and riding his tractors. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cherry DeLane Whitton on March 16, 1983.

      Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Frances Whitton of Plantersville; a son, Benjamin "Ben" Wayne Whitton and his wife Fatima of Humble; brothers, Billy Ray Whitton of Broaddus and Bobby Lynn Whitton of Leesville, LA; a uncle, Robert DuBose of Houston; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

      Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Wiseneske, Rodney Williams, b.J. Whitton, Michael David Jones, Brian Whitton, Jerry Stanley, Bruce Fraysur and Earl Gr