November 03, 1947 July 26, 2013
November 03, 1947 -- July 26, 2013

Jack Adam Benjamin

Jack Benjamin passed away Friday, July 26, in Dallas, TX at the age of 65. Jack was the son of Jack Benjamin and Jewell Bea (Alexander) Frye. He was born November 3, 1947 in Divide, OK. Jack belonged to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. At the age of 17, he joined and served in the United States Army. He received a Purple Heart for his courageous service during Vietnam. He worked in Muskogee, Oklahoma as a Survey Party Chief at Newell-Malloy & Associates for many years. Jack Graduated from Bacone College in may 1995 and was a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2004. Jack Retired in 2009 from Austin Bridge and Road in Dallas, TX. Jack was a husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great friend to many. He had a very giving heart and quick smile. He enjoyed his motorcycle, his old hot rods, the game of golf, and spending time on Facebook. Jack was an avid reader, amazing writer, an adventurer, and true rebel at heart. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Jewell, his father, Jack, his brother Bobby, and his sister Bonnie. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Hilary Benjamin, whom he was married to for the last 12 years. Jack's children who survive him include: daughter, Loretta Ford and husband Brandon, of Coweta, Oklahoma; and son Justin Benjamin of Checotah, Oklahoma daughter, Krista Schnitker and husband Toby of Sherman, Texas and daughter, Amanda Stone and husband Mark of Rockwall, Texas. Jack also is survived by 2 step daughters and a step son. Jack was loved by many nieces and nephews. Among his joys in life were eleven grandchildren and two step grandchildren who lovingly called him "Papa Jack." Jack's surviving sisters are: Pat Hoover and husband Bill, Faye Gray and husband Bob, Linda Perkins and husband Jim, Betty Carl and husband Rick. Jack will also be missed by his beloved pets: "Puppy", "peanut Butter", and "Jelly" who were like children.