J. Mac Benton, 67 of Amarillo, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Graveside Masonic Rites will be held at 11 oclock in the morning on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray. The family will receive friends from 6 oclock until 7 oclock in the evening on Wednesday at the funeral home in Dumas. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
J. Mac was born on July 4, 1952 in Amarillo, TX to John and Imogene (Jones) Benton. J. Mac grew up in Sunray and graduated from Sunray High School. He married Marcia Rudd on March 15, 1985 in her hometown of Muleshoe, TX. He went to work for the City of Amarillo as a Water Meter Mechanic and retired after 30 years of service. J. Mac was proud to be a Mason for over 45 years and served in several capacities which include: Past Master of the Sunray Lodge, Past Master of the Hansford Lodge, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Commander Vernon Commandery, served on the Grand Committee for the Texas Grand Assembly for Girls, Past Patron of the Eastern Star, Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Past High Priest of the Amarillo Chapter and helped with the Boy Scout Kwahadi Dancers. J. Mac was a member of the Coulter Road Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
J. Mac is survived by his wife, Marcia of the home; children: Tiffanie Benton and Timothy Benton, both of Amarillo, TX.
The family suggests with gratitude that memorials be made to San Jacinto Lodge, 3015 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo TX 79106, Dumas Lodge or Eastern Star of Dumas, 824 S. Maddox Ave, Dumas TX 79029.