P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Benny Jack Wilson
November 4, 1931 - November 14, 2022

Benny Jack Wilson

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Benny Jack Wilson, age 91 of Monticello, formerly of Pine Bluff passed away Monday, November 14, 2022, at The Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello, AR. He was born November 4, 1931, at McCall Creek, MS to the late Kirby May Wilson and Mildred Anona Byrd Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was educated in Natchez, MS, and graduated from Natchez High School in 1952. He was an avid basketball player there and still holds the All Big Eight Tournament scoring title. It was there he met the love of his life, his future wife, Billie Sue McNeil. They married on July 18, 1952. He attended Louisiana Tech College on a basketball scholarship.
B.J. as many called him, worked and retired after 41 years as a Millwright at International Paper. He was a Mercury outboard motor mechanic at Arkansas Wormranch and later for Bradford Marine. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, camping at Lake Ouachita, telling stories and pulling jokes, playing checkers, or any game (if he could win), eating popcorn or boiled peanuts, and having a fish fry. He was agile in his youth through adulthood playing most sports and was still able to water ski at 68 years old. He was Mr. Fix-It by his family and friends as he could repair almost anything and was always willing to do so. He had the patience of Job, was fun, happy (happy-go-lucky), respectful, hardworking, and willing to share and invest in anyone wanting to learn something he knew about. He was a member of Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Rayford A. (Pete) Wilson and Tommy Lee Wilson.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Billie Sue McNeil Wilson of Monticello; two sons, Rick Wilson and wife Cam of Monticello and Steve Wilson and wife Sheila of Mansfield, LA; two daughters, Dalene Stephenson and husband Mike of Monticello and Jackie Garner and husband Mark of Grapevine; eight grandchildren, April Silvey, Casey Stephenson and wife Sarah, Seth Wilson and wife Candace, Carrie Gray and husband Stephen, Stephanie Whann and husband Brandon, Josh Garner and wife Lauren, Sara Beth Wells and husband Tyler, and Matt Garner and wife Amanda; and was also blessed with 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Leonard and Rev. Lori Fallon officiating. There will be a visitation preceding the funeral service from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cypress Memorial Gardens in Pine Bluff, AR. You can sign Mr. Benny Jack's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Saturday, November 19, 2022
at 11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Cypress Memorial Gardens
8917 AR-15
PIne Bluff, AR  71603
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  1. Maury & Carolyn Joe
    Mrs. Wilson and family: Our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. We will remember Mr Wilson as a friendly and
    kind gentleman. We were neighbors in Pine Bluff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and in the days ahead.
  2. Claudinell Ashcraft Busick
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Tim and I pray you will find peace surrounded by Jesus loving arms.
  3. Janie & Larry Fuller
    Wilson Family,
    We are so sorry Mr Bennie Jack has passed. I believe Jesus reserved a special place in Heaven for him. No doubt, Mr Bennie Jack has all the Angels rolling with laughter with his subtle humor.
    Although we only got to know he & Ms Billie while Residents at Grand Manor, Monticello, Mr Bennie Jack was always a genuine pleasure to be around. He kept us & others laughing & happy every meal together. We thoroughly enjoyed their company. He always had a funny tale or experience to share. You couldn
    ’t sit near him without having fun. They most always had family visiting with them-never a dull moment. We loved visiting with them. They made us feel like Family!
    May God Bless you all peace & comfort ! He was quite a good man to know! You all were Blessed to have Mr Benny Jack as your Husband , Father, Grandfather & Family Patriarch.
    We will miss him too!
    Janie & Larry Fuller
  4. Jackie Milam Capel
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Benny Jack's passing. He was one of the nicest, happiest people I've ever known. I thank him & the Wilson Family for introducing me to Lake Ouachita! Fly high Mr. Benny Jack, you will be missed! Love & prayers to the Family.
  5. Bridget White
    Prayers for all the family.
  6. Connie &Gary Beavers
    Me. Benny Jack was such a sweet loving man to our family. Loved his smile and I know he will be dearly missed.

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