Arturo G. Benavidez-Paisano of Poteet passed away Monday, May 10 at his residence surrounded by family at the age of 79. Arturo was born June 6 to Felix and Josepha Benavidez. Arturo made his living as a carpenter for Zachry. He also worked as a custodian for Poteet Elementary School. Then he worked for himself doing small odd jobs.

Arturo is preceded in death by his parents Josepha and Felix Benavides; brothers Abelardo Benavidez, Ambrosio Benavidez, Adam Benavidez; and sister Amparo Camarillo.

Arturo will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind, his wife of 58 years, Eva P. Benavidez; daughters Anita B. Herrera (husband Israel C. Herrera) and Arlinda Benavidez (husband Luis Perez Sr.); son Arturo P. Benavidez Jr. (fiancée Veronica Brewer); granddaughters Patricia Herrera (boyfriend James Swinney), Jennifer Herrera (boyfriend Leo Garcia), Kassandra Herrera (boyfriend Robert Perez), Zanella Herrera, Anaya Herrera and Arrianna Herrera; grandsons Luis Perez Jr. (wife Rosalinda Perez), David Herrera (wife Kaela Herrera); great-grandchildren Israel James, Draven, Ivy, Sammy Swinney, Mariella, Adelina Herrera, Caiden, Lillian Herrera, Aubrey Lynn Herrera, Luciano Perez; numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers: Leo Garcia, James Swinney, Peter Perez, Frank Gonzales, Leonard Benavides, Luis Perez Jr.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 18 from 4-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Camero Funeral Home. Service will be Wednesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. in Poteet at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church with interment following at Madre Delorosa Cemetery #2. To leave a condolence or tribute visit

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