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Joal Timothy Benton

February 17, 1945 — May 31, 2024

Joal Timothy Benton

Joal Timothy Benton, 79, of Greers Ferry Arkansas, went to his Heavenly home the morning of May 31st, 2024. Tim was born on February 17, 1945, to the late Joe and Alma Benton. Tim was a devoted husband, dad, and proud poppa of his beloved “girls”. He married the love of his life, Pauletta, on November 2, 1967. They were rarely seen apart and enjoyed 53 years of marriage. The last 3 years without her, Tim has been truly heartbroken, so we rejoice they are back together again. He was a man of many talents, and he would say his favorite was playing the piano, that’s what many may remember him for. Other notable talents include: a dedicated pharmacist; a member of several bands over the years playing classic rock, and country music; an avid hunter of deer, duck, even bear from time to time. He also had a passion for archery and collecting guitars. His extended family included many friends, band members, and hunting “buddies” from all around.

Tim is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his only brother Joe (Penny) Benton. He is survived by 4 sons; Scott, Blake (Angie), Jason (Ashley), and Bryce; and granddaughters Ella and Blythe Benton.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Conway, AR. Pallbearers are Blake Browning, Mark Riley, Kenny Bane, Russ Williams, Brett Meek, and Matt Morse. Rosary is scheduled for 10:00am, followed by visitation at 10:30am, and then funeral at 11:00am. Friends and family are invited to attend as we celebrate this very loved “music man.” Please visit www.griffinleggettfuneralhomes.com to leave condolences and/or words of encouragement for the family.

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Rosary

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St Joseph Catholic Church

1115 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72032

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Visitation for family and friends

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St Joseph Catholic Church

1115 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72032

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St Joseph Catholic Church

1115 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72032

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Burial

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Crestlawn Memorial Park

472 U.S. 64, Conway, AR 72032

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