Rev. James Benson Obituary

Rev. James D. Benson
Rev. James D. Benson

April 12, 1926 - March 24, 2018
Born in Knoxville, TN
Resided in Maryville, Tennessee
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Rev. James D. Benson-a Maryville resident and a retired minister of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, passed into Eternal Church of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 91. Reverend Benson was the only child John D. and Marguerite H. Benson, born on April 12, 1926, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Knoxville High School, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also attended the Asbury Theological Seminary as a ministerial student for two years. Reverend Benson pastored Holston Conference United Methodist Churches in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for 41 years. He was a veteran of World War II experiencing combat in Germany with the U.S. Army 95th Division. After his retirement from active ministry, Reverend Benson also served as a volunteer at Blount Memorial Hospital for 22 years in the gift shop.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at First United Methodist Church of Maryville with Rev. Catherine Nance officiating. The entombment will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Maryville, 804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville, TN 37803. And as Pastor Benson always closed his sermons, “May the Lord bless you and keep you....and give you peace.”




Call at Convenience at Funeral Home
220 W. Broadway Ave
Maryville, TN US 37803
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Maryville First United Methodist Church
804 Montvale Station Rd.
Maryville, TN US 37803
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
11:00 AM
Grandview Mausoleum
2304 Tuckaleechee Pike
Maryville, TN US 37803
Wednesday, March 28, 2018