Jun 27 2017
Rupert Wilton Benton, Jr., 69, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born March 9, 1948 in Escambia County, FL to the late Rupert & Cora Benton. Rupert had lived in Jacksonville, FL since 1954, was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School class of 1966 and was a member of Carpenters Union # 627. He loved woodworking, was a master carpenter and will be dearly missed by all. Rupert was predeceased by his son, Rudy Benton and sister, Nancy Mumma. Survivors include his nephews, Scott Ham, David Ham, Jr. (Marsha); numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 30 at 11am at Duval Station Baptist Church, 13734 Lyle Road 32218, where Rupert was a member, with Pastor Jimmy Flanagan officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 10am at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Heart Association.