He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rita Coulter and a granddaughter, Tomi Danielle Groves.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Benkendorfer of George West; a son, Johann (Anette) Benkendorfer of League City; three daughters, Nancy (JR) Wagner, Jr. of Three Rivers; Ruby Freeze of Three Rivers; Gayle (Randy) Churchill of George West; two brothers, Donald F. (LuAnn) Benkendorfer of Waco; Travis Raye Benkendorfer of Houston; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Three Rivers, with a Prayer Service to be held at 7 p.m. the same evening with Bro. Bruce Irving officiating.
Private burial will be held at a later date in Waco.
Services entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home of Three Rivers.