Benson Berry Phillips, Jr.
November 29, 1941 ~ August 15, 2022
Big Spring, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas
Benson B. Phillips, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 15, 2022, at the age of 80 in Fort Worth, Texas.
He was born in Big Spring, Texas, on November 29, 1941. He graduated from high school in Wink, Texas, and received a BA degree in history and Greek from Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas, in 1964 and acquired his teaching certificate through Baylor University in 1967. He married his beloved wife Barbara on January 23, 1965.
Benson received the Lord around the age of 12 and served the Lord his entire life. Because of his great love for the Lord, he gave his life to preach the gospel as a teenager, and he later traveled the whole world to speak for the Lord. His greatest privilege was serving in Russia, when in 1991 a change in government after seventy years allowed the people the freedom to seek God. His service alongside many others resulted in the Bible being opened to the Russian people in a particular way, and thousands were added to the household of the faith. His gift in the gospel, his endeavor for the building up and the oneness of the Body of Christ, and his leadership in worldwide distribution of the Bible and Christian literature have made a significant contribution to God’s interests and to His people all over the earth.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; his three children: Benson III (Anna), Amy (Tim), and Susanna (Joe); and 11 grandchildren: Benson IV, Davis, Jackson, and Brooks; Kayla, Debrah (JJ), Mitchel, and Ryan; Joseph, Natalie, and David; his siblings: Rodney (Elaine), Jackie (Butch), and Charles (Joetta).
Visitation with the family: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX.
Two memorial meetings will be held for him:
Lord’s Day, September 11, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
The Church in Irving and LSM Meeting Hall
3600 Esters Road, Irving, Texas 75062
Lord’s Day, October 9, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Living Stream Ministry Conference Center, Anaheim, California
2431 West La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, California 92801
His interment will be on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Grace Terrace in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA.
For more information, please visit www.memorial-meeting.org