Obituary for Raymond Benson

Raymond Dean Benson, 67, of Heavener, was born Aug. 24, 1952 in Heavener, to Orville and Vernice (Oglesby) Benson and passed away Nov. 6, 2019 in Poteau.

Funeral service is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Heavener, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Raymond was a life-long resident of the area, loved to walk, work on vehicles and lawn mowers, doing yard work, fish and just being outside.  He will be missed by many.

Surviving family members are his brother-in-law, Jimmie Lemmons, of Poteau; his niece Tracie Harrison and husband Ralph of Cameron; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Martha Lemmons; and his cousin, Kathy Edwards.

Pallbearers are Charlie Shadwick, Delfino Royos, Jimmy Harrison, Ralph Harrison, Kristi Harrison and Wesley Taylor.

Viewing is Friday from noon until 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until service time.

The family will visit with friends and family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To sign Raymond’s online guestbook please visit

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