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Glenn Benjamin

June 5, 1950 — June 26, 2024


Glenn L Benjamin, age 74, of Royal Ar, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

He was born on June 5, 1950, to Lester Benjamin and Maxine Gulick. Glenn spent his early days in Perry Michigan where he grew up on a dairy farm. He moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1977, where he married the love of his life, Beverly, just a few years later, on August 18, 1979.

Glenn loved his church, gardening, bird watching, star gazing, reading The Upper Room, building his and Beverly’s home, and being around his family and friends. He served the US Army as a Sargent in the 82nd airborne as a paratrooper, as well as worked for Humphries Dairy, West Tree, and was later self-employed. He was very active as a Scoutmaster and was a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow. He was an ardent supporter of FFA and took many trips to county and state fairs to mentor students. He was also known for his selflessness and compassion as he made mission trips to Mexico, where he volunteered to help build houses.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Beverly; a daughter, Christine Oliver; his son, Craig; two sisters, Cheryl Benjamin, and Pam (Max) Kuerth; five grandkids, Landon Oliver, Brennan Oliver, Emerson Oliver, Hayden Benjamin, and Madalyn Benjamin; mother-in-law, Sarah Hale; in-laws, Virginia and David West, Nancy and Keith Rowland; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends he called family.

Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 10:00 AM, at Joplin United Methodist Church, with Brother Paul Coy officiating. 

The family has requested guests to honor Glenn by wearing his favorite color, blue, to the service. 

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