Benny Ray Whitehead

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Benny Ray Whitehead, a resident of New Braunfels, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels at the age of 54. Benny Ray was born on February 1, 1958 in Muleshoe, TX to Nick Whitehead and Willa Faye Howard Whitehead. Benny Ray enjoyed softball and bar-b-quing and was an avid golfer. He was also the owner and operator of Expert Auto Haus in New Braunfels. He is survived by the love of his life of 27-years, Jeanne Jones Whitehead; children, Lyndon Joshua Whitehead, Zackary James Whitehead and Amber Rae Whitehead; parents, Nick and Faye Whitehead; brother, Nick Whitehead, Jr.; sister, Juanita and Don Salois, and granddaughter, Danielle Nichole Whitehead. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery, 200 Front St. in Cisco, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Association.

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  1. Benny, I am glad I had the pleasure of spending a couple days with you this year before you left us. We had a great time cooking Briskets for the Family reunion. I had always heard of your famous Briskets and was fortunate enough to finally learn from the Master. Ever since we were little boys I remember all of the good times we had as cousins. You were never at a loss for a good joke or prank and a real joy to be around. I will dearly miss you my Buddy. We have lost you here, but everyone upstairs is setting up the horseshoes, firing up the pit, and getting ready for a good laugh. Mark Smith

  2. Sending our love & prayers to all of you. May God bring healing & comfort. We cherish every memory of our cousin Benny Ray. What great times we had through the years, we will always hold those special moments close to our hearts. God bless you all so.

  3. Uncle Benny, You are an amazing person! You were one of the few men that were always there for me and Shawn. Thank you for being a great man! I love you always and forever! Anita Marie

  4. Bubba, you were the best brother a girl could ever ask for, thur the years we have had so many good times and made so many memories. It is going to be so hard living life without you, there will not be one day in my life that I want think of you and the wonderful memories. I will see you again someday and we will dance and have auctions and make more memories. I love you so very much.

  5. I am so sad to hear about Benny passing. I remember him with much affection and my love and sympathy goes out to Jeanne and the rest of his family.

  6. Dear Jeanne,Zach,Josh, and Amber, When I received the news about Benny I was saddened and upset beyond words.Please know that my sincerest thoughts and prayers are with all of you today at this time of such a great loss and that my heart is heavy and I grieve with you. Just know that I will be praying for each one of you that God will keep you in his care. Love and Prayers, Mac, Judy, Gaylon, Grayson and Kara Wilmeth

  7. Jeanne & children: We are so saddened by the loss of Benny. Our prayers are with you all and our love and hearts go out to you. Love & Prayers – Aunt Di & Uncle Billy

  8. Jeanne, Zack, Josh & Amber… We are so sorry to hear about Benny! We know you have many wonderful memories and will miss him so much! We are praying that God will keep His hand upon you, comfort your hearts and bring you peace. We love you all so much! Love Ray & Marilyn

  9. May God Bless and keep you and all the children during these very sad days,.May you find confort in knowing we love you and praying for our Fathers confort to surround you and the children, GOD bless YOU Uncle JOE & Aunt Peggy

  10. Many good times with Benny Ray over the years. As children we couldn’t wait for you guys to come stay with us. What fun we had and stories we can tell. He will be remembered in our hearts always. He always knew how to make people laugh. Those in Heaven are laughing now. We will miss you . Pattie and JoBob

  11. Many good times with Benny Ray over the years. As children we couldn’t wait for you guys to come stay with us. What fun we had and stories we can tell. He will be remembered in our hearts always. He always knew how to make people laugh. Those in Heaven are laughing now. We will miss you . Pattie and JoBob

  12. Jeanne & family, Praying for God’s comfort during these sad times. My heart hurts for each of you. Know that you are loved. Cresa

  13. Loved this guy.Was a real sincere loving and affectionate man.Great fun as a cousin while we were growing up.I am certain he will be having a grand time where he must be now.Until we meet again,God rest your soul.

  14. Jeanne,Josh,Zack and Amber, so sorry to hear about Bennie. Thinking about all of you. May God wrap his comforting arms around you during this time. We love you all. Shelia and Jimmy Earl Burns

  15. we are all very sad over bennys passing, your family are in our prays. zack, you are very special to us. please let me know if you need someone to talk to. also we have lots of work, if you are needing a job, we will be here for you. our love to you family. james, carmen, and jimmy.

  16. Dear family and friends, I’m so sad to hear of Benny’s passing. Y’all are so lucky to have had him in your lives.. He was always the cool guy with the cool Camaro. (That I wanted so bad in High School ..but my dad said it was too fast for me…lol) I know from his family how much he loved his wife and family. They are all so proud of the way his life turned out and for the blessings y’all gave him. Hold your head high and be proud of the man he was.. Love and prayers, Sherri (Christian) Lawler

  17. We will always remember Benny….he was like a brother in the family. My dear sister, Jeanne, nephew Zack and niece Amber, as well as parents siblings of Benny…. We pray that God be with you all during this difficult time. We love you Benny – Rest in Peace!

  18. Benny was a good old friend. I enjoyed playing softball and golf with him years ago. He will be missed. God Bless

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