Thursday, July 30, 2009

Barney Garland Benton, Jr., of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009, at his residence, at the age of 66.

He was born November 21, 1942 in Yuma, Arizona, a son to Barney Garland Benton, Sr. and Only (Murphree) Benton.

Barney was united in marriage on September 8, 1964, to Julia Tilden, who preceded him in death on March 8, 2007.

Barney was President and CEO of Community Bank of the Ozarks in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sunrise Beach for many years and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving, are daughter, Kay Black, of Camdenton, Missouri; grandchildren, Jerri Black, and Anthony Black; brother, Bob Benton and wife Donna, of Shell Knob, Missouri; two sisters, Rose Ann Stiles of the state of California and Karen Sue Ratliff, of Wichita, Kansas, along with many other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Julia, and one son, Samuel.

Barney was a loving, father, grandfather and brother and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate the life he lived and will cherish the memories he created for his family and friends.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

Burial will follow at Painter Cemetery in Shell Knob, Missouri at 5:00 p.m.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to, LUC Boys Ranch or Lake West Christian Academy or First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach, all donations can be made at Community Bank Sunrise Beach. PAID