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.