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John Leslie


LINCOLN, IL - John Leslie Benjamin, 66, died at 8:12 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on April 14, 1948, in Decatur, Ill., to John R. and Mildred Smock Benjamin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Russ Benjamin.

Mr. Benjamin was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and receiving a bronze star.

Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Benjamin of Weaver, Ala.; a son, Travis Benjamin of Temple, Ga.; three stepchildren, Doug, Dave and Cindy; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Chandler and Marilyn Mackey; seven nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Judy.

Graveside Service: 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

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Published in The Lincoln Courier from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2014
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