Paul Benien Jr.
1940 - 2020
Mercer-Adams Funeral Service
3925 North Asbury Avenue
Bethany, OK

Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr.
February 17, 1940-November 11, 2020

Paul Benien, Jr., 80, of Oklahoma City, finished his course and went to be with the Lord Jesus on November 11, 2020.
Paul was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Dr. Paul F. Benien and Kay Fandel on February 17, 1940. He attended Cascia Hall High School where he excelled as a star athlete and was awarded a full-ride scholarship to play football at The University of Oklahoma. He went on to receive his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa in 1966, which became one of his greatest passions in life because he lived his life to help other people. Dr. Benien served as a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War from 1967-1970 and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service. He then completed his residency in general surgery at The Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center by 1974. He also served 2 terms on the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners after being appointed by Governor Walters and Governor Keaton.
He was known and loved by everyone he met because of his kindness and desire to help others. He lived a full life, was happily married, and loved his family. And yet, through all these things, his motivation for life was his love for the Lord Jesus and considered everything a loss to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ his Lord.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Kay; brother, John; and son, Fred. Paul is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughters, Mary Benien and Nancy Elix of Tulsa, Christy Bell, Charlotte Drabek, and Alanna Peebles of Oklahoma City; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be available on Sunday, November 15th, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on November 16th at 10:00 AM, 8005 Dorset Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Graveside burial following service at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, 7500 W. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73132. Arrangments are being made by Mercer-Adams Funeral Home, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, OK 73008. To share a memory or condolence, visit:

Published by Oklahoman on Nov. 13, 2020.
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Christ the King Catholic Church
8005 Dorset Dr., Oklahoma City, OK
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Paul Benien was my Nieghbor,a Wonderful,Kind & honest Man. Paul was a Great Example For All To Follow. All Of The Benien Boys Were Always Very Kind & SUPPORTIVE. THE Benien´S Parents Were SO KIND TO ME. IM SO VERY SAD TO LEARN OF HIS PASSING.
Frank Shearer
November 21, 2021
I grew up two Houses from Paul Benien. I absolutely Loved The Benien Family. Paul helped me Learn Football. Dr. & Mrs. Benien looked after me. Such a Great Loss. We Lost A Wonderful Man. R. I. P.
Frank Shearer
November 19, 2021
Frank Shearer here. I grew up next to the Benien Family. This was one Special Family. All three of the Benien Boy’s were very strong Athletes with
Strong Catholic Values. I enjoyed walking to their House to play Basketball & Football. Paul was the Coach of our sixth grade Football Team. We were undefeated. I was a better Swimmer than a Football Player.
The Benien’s set great examples for others. I’m just now seeing
That Dr. Paul has Passed Away. RestIn Peace Dr. Paul. ❤
Frank Shearer
May 30, 2021
Dr Benien was a great doctor and a kind person. I was a patient of his over a 25 year time span . I’m very sorry to learn of his passing
Christie Trojanowski
January 18, 2021
Paul was a good man and I am thankful to have known him. I learned a lot from him and appreciated his work ethic. Most of all, he was a warm and kind person. These Christ-like traits are not easily found these days
Christopher Nyte
December 3, 2020
Paul was a gentleman, scholar and friend. His family of cosmetic surgeons will miss his leadership and positivity. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Gerald Edds, MD
November 14, 2020
Paul was a good friend , a great surgeon, wonderful colleague . He was a great kind man . I will miss seeing him at meetings. God Bless all of you as you grieve Bob Jackson
Robert Jackson MD
November 14, 2020
James Fitzgerald
November 13, 2020
A true gentleman and friend. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal and may God rest his soul. David
Dr. David Simon
November 13, 2020
One of the sweetest men I have ever known.
Words can not express the sadness I feel, He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Much love my dear friend.
Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson
November 13, 2020
Lindsey Scott
November 13, 2020
We have lost a wonderful guy. I was two years behind him at Cascia with his brother, John. Paul was always considerate and soft-spoken, an outstanding athlete and a solid citizen.
Rest in peace, Pablo.
Ed Geary
November 13, 2020
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