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Benson, Lawrence P

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August 25, 1935 - August 12, 2018

Benson, Lawrence P

Lawrence “Larry” Porter Benson Jr., 82, of Kingwood, TX was born in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 1935 to Lawrence Porter Benson Sr. and Lulu Belle Simpson and passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018.


He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and later began his career with Continental Airlines where he worked for 38 years. Larry was a longtime resident and lived in Texas since 1989. In his time, Larry loved playing golf, and enjoyed playing pool at Molly’s Pub, his second home.


Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Vanselow; a son, Rick Davenport; and daughter, Denise Benson. He is survived by his children, Robert Benson, Dede Jeffers, and Debbie Spradlin; sister, Barbara Colter; as well as his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.


A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 10:00an to 2:00pm with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00pm at Darst Funeral Home in Kingwood, TX.


In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society ( in memory of Larry Benson. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Benson family.


“Our Father’s time in the Marines were some of his most fondest memories.”

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Visitation: A visitation was held on 2018-08-16 at Darst Funeral Home.

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