Alex Benson

Born in Springfield, TN on April 17, 1990

Departed on March 18, 2020 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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Alex Benson, age 29 of Greenbrier passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2019 at Summit Medical Center.

He was born William Alexander Benson on April 17, 1990 to Bill Benson and Tara Moore Thompson at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital in Springfield. Alex was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 2008.

Alex was described as a calm, laid back kind of guy. His adventurous nature made for having a good time with his friends and family. His family was his life and he loved each of them dearly. His huge heart and his willingness to help others made trips with his church to build houses after natural disaster.

Between his beautiful blue eyes and his infectious smile, he could light up a room and turn your bad day around. When you became a friend of Alexโ€™s you became a friend for life, no matter the situation if you needed him Alex was there.

Alex will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kim Benson and aunt, Denise Wooten.

Alex is survived by his parents, Bill (Annaleise) Benson and Tara (Mike) Thompson; siblings, Trisha Benson and Johnny Coats; grandparents, Pat Benson and Freddy (Melanie) Moore; uncles, Sandy Benson and Terry (Ann) Moore; aunts, Tina (Russell) Williams and Lauren (Matthew) Stephens; cousins, Jeffery (Sable) Benson & Family, Ashley Benson & Family, Derek Moore, Austin Moore, Wayne Parrish, Amber Hajdu, Erica Wooten and Brittany Wooten; and longtime best friends, Jacob Henley.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Benson, Johnny Coats, Billy Harrison, Jacob Henley, Jeffery Benson, Sandy Benson, Josh Dickey and Chris Bilyue.

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These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 (615) 384-5437

16 Comments to Alex Benson

  1. Carol
    March 21, 2020 9:49 am

    Hey Bill, this is carol fay donโ€™t know if you remember me. We use to work together at TPI .
    Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of your sons death. My God keep you all at this time.

  2. Mary Ann Taylor
    March 21, 2020 11:59 am

    Prayers to the family. Alex was a beautiful person and I was blessed to know him a few years back when he had stayed over night at our home and I am heartbroken to hear of his death. RIP dear Alex.

  3. Margaret Ann King
    March 21, 2020 12:16 pm

    Love and prayers to a wonderful family.

  4. Judy Pierce
    March 22, 2020 3:15 pm

    Bill I was so shocked to read this today I never met your son but if he was anything like you he was a great friend and person. I will have you and your family in my prayers as all your Union Brothers and Sisters will.

  5. Bill and Judy Gorrell
    March 22, 2020 4:57 pm

    Pat, Bill, Sandy and families:
    We are so sorry about the passing of Alex. We just want you to know that our hearts and prayers are with you not only at this difficult time but in the future.

  6. Marie Robertson
    March 22, 2020 10:45 pm

    Sending prayer up for Alex family during his loss. Ms Pat I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything I am here for you my friend. God please wrap your arms around this heart broken family๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  7. Alicia Harvey-Vetrone
    March 23, 2020 3:35 am

    Alex and my brother ran around together for a little while and I had the pleasure of getting to know him. What a sweet and kind young man who was always smiling. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved him. RIP sweet Alex

  8. Karen Pentecost
    March 23, 2020 10:51 am

    Bill and Tara, I’m so sorry, this is such a tragedy. I loved that little boy so very much. When he and Bonnie was staying in Cedar Hill with me and Jeff. He was ALWAYS doing something crazy and always making jokes. He will forever be missed and NEVER forgotten. Love u Chap aka Alex

  9. Gloria Moore
    March 23, 2020 3:58 pm

    Prayers and strength for each of you in your loss. Not an easy place to be but know God is with you thru it all. Love you Annaleise and Bill. (Trisha)
    Ms. Glo

  10. Dallas Shearer
    March 23, 2020 4:40 pm

    Rest Easy my man. I know we only hung a few times but I liked ya like my little bro after the first few minutes. Tell my Buddies Craig Mac and B White I miss em and if ya want to get some laughs in stay around Craig.
    To Bill and Annaleise i love yall and am here 24/7. No matter what the situation I’m always here.

    RiP ABenson

  11. Sarah Waldrop
    March 23, 2020 7:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss Pat and family. Hugs and prayers.

  12. Mickey and Carita Boggess
    March 24, 2020 11:24 am

    Bill, Trisha and Pat

    Our thoughts and prayers for you.
    Many great memories we all had.

    Mickey and Carita

  13. Tim & Sandy Trapp
    March 24, 2020 1:54 pm

    Bill Tara and all family Tim and I are
    Praying for you in this sorrowful time.
    We know health situation has made
    It so much harder for people who
    Love and care for you not all being
    able to support you in person.
    Just know our hearts and minds
    are sending you lots of prayer hugs
    and love today and coming days
    months too
    we canโ€™t imagine how hard this
    loss is NO one except another
    has experienced this can possibly
    know .

  14. Noble and Doris Fulton
    March 25, 2020 3:13 pm

    Pat you and your family are in our prayers. I know how special grandkids are.just know we are thinking about you at this time.

  15. craig paulson
    March 26, 2020 7:47 am

    with you fraternal brother!

  16. Mike and Brenda Burgess
    March 31, 2020 10:51 am

    Dear Bill sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We will be thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers.

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