William Max Benton
William Max Benton I, 86, Neosho, formerly of Mountain View, Willow Springs and Mountain Grove, passed into eternal rest Wednesday morning, October 9, 2013 at his son's residence in rural Neosho. Max was born December 11, 1926 in Mountain View, the son of William Avery and Evelyn G. (Duncan) Benton. Max was a US Postal Clerk for 14 years and then as Rural Mail Carrier 14 years for the Mountain View Post office. He was a past President of the Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Howell County School Board and the Willow Springs School Board. Max was a Deacon in many Baptist Churches. Survivors include three sons, William Max Benton II and wife Tiffiany, Neosho, William Duane Benton and wife Sandra, Kansas City, MO and David Max Benton, Acworth, GA; three daughters, Elizabeth Anne Butler and husband Danny, Seneca, Pamela Gay Benton and Patricia Lynne Benton both of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Judith Benton Klinger and husband John, Kirkwood, MO and Janet Benton Propp and husband Dale, Overland Park, KS; one brother, James Avery Benton, Gladstone, MO; 10 grandchildren, Jason Patrick Vivone, Megan Blair Benton, William Grant Benton, Lindsey Danielle Butler, Kaitlyn Anne Butler, Joshua Douglas Butler, Jeffrey Daniel Butler, Kasandra Elizabeth Butler, Maiah Elizabeth Benton and William Max Benton III; one great-daughter, Olivia Sneider, and a host of family and friends. Max was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn, father Avery, step-father Fred R. Holden and sister Marlane Maxine (Benton) Adams. Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Hart Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Hill officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM at the Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain View, MO with Pastor Gene Edwards officiating. Pallbearers will be children and grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM before the funeral service on Saturday at Hart Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hart Baptist Church / building fund in care of the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380, Seneca, MO 64865.