Jerry (Joe) Benson

April 24, 1951 - March 10, 2009
Jerry (Joe) Benson

Jerry Joseph ( Joe ) Benson, 57,of Carolina Beach, NC, passed away at home, Tuesday, March 10th, 2009, when his body succumbed to cancer. He was loved by his wife and best friend, Jana; his sons, Wesley and Jay; his mother, Geraldine Nobles; his sister, Brenda; his brothers, Bobby (Phyllis), Jimmy (Lynn), and Ricky; nieces, Sherrie, Sarah, Courtney and Lyndsay; nephew Trae; and grandsons, Cameron and Parker.

In addition to his family and friends, Joe loved the water. Great days were lived surfing, boating, skiing and fishing. Joe was an original “Beach Kid”. He also loved to build things, including his family’s home. And, you know he loved his dogs.

Joe was a board member of Pleasure Island Dixie Youth Baseball & Softball for many years. He also coached and umpired because he loved the game and the kids.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to an animal rescue or humane society of your choice in his honor.

New Hanover Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd. Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, (910) 763-6692

Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue, 3376 St. Charles Place, Southport, NC 28461, (910) 457-6340

Paws Place, Inc., 3701 Boiling Springs Road, Winnabow, NC, 28479, (910) 845-7297

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.


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  • March 13, 2009
    Cathy Holland says:
    Jana and Wesley and family, so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Cathy, Mark, Jason and Wesley Holland

  • March 12, 2009
    Fleet & Virginia Helms says:
    Jana and Wesley, our thoughts are with you. Joe will be greatly missed. Please let us know if you anything.

  • March 13, 2009
    Tammy Hanson says:
    Our prayers are with the family in their time of grief. Tammy and Krista.

  • March 15, 2009
    Sandy Jackson says:
    Jana- I am terribly sorry for your and Wesley's loss. Please extend my deepest sympathy to all of the family. I am glad I was able to visit with Joe while he was at Duke in January. Thank you for allowing that. It meant everything to Jay too. It was a necessary closure. Please let me know if I can be of any help. In all sincerity, Sandy

  • March 12, 2009
    lisa henderson says:
    didnt know him but seemed like i did talking to his sister brenda with all the memories she had...a very caring family....i wish to send my sympathies to his family and friends...may the lord be with you in your time of sorrow...