Benjamin Franklin Harget III

Jun 10th, 1952 - Jan 23rd, 2018

Visitation:

Johnson Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jan. 27th, 2018 10:00-11:00 AM

Service:

Johnson Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jan. 27th, 2018 11:00 AM

Burial:

Herrin City Cemetery

Sat, Jan. 27th, 2018 11:00 AM

Benjamin Franklin Harget III

Benjamin Franklin Harget III,65, of Johnston City, Illinois, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:30 PM with his family by his side. Bennie was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin to Benjamin Franklin Harget II and Mary Louis (Smith).

Services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, Illinois with pastor Don Colson officiating, with burial immediately after at the Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, Illinois. Family and friends may visit Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 until the time of service at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, Illinois

Survivors include sister, Myra (Raymond) Wagley of Johnston City, IL; Faye (Jim) Kimmel of Murphysboro, IL; Leah (Jim) Covey Marion, IL; Mary (Floyd) Smith Herrin, IL; and Phyllis (Tom) Antonini Evansville, IN. Two nephews Richard Smith, St. Louis, MO; Jimmy Kimmel (Dana) Murphypboro, IL; Crystal Marlow of Duquoin, IL; Barbara (Scott) Wright of Johnston City, IL; and Lisa (Brett) Basler of Johnston City, IL. Three great nieces Gracie and Courtney Kimmel of Murphysboro; and Lillie Covey of Waco, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Uncle Bennie was a country music collector and traveled to many concerts with his niece, Lisa. He had a love for George Jones, Loretta Lynn and Marty Stuart. He loved his dogs George, Lucy and Bubbles. He loved his sister, Myra’s dogs, Arsenio and Sandy, his niece, Lisa’s dog, Max and Barbara’s dog, Jackie.
A special thank you to Jon Mcanelly for making his days brighter with country music and granting a dream; Linda Duncan, volunteer at Hospice of Southern Illinois and the special nurses and bath attendants, you’re all angels; Lisa Basler, a special niece who shared many talks and held his hand through each appointment with doctors. His niece, Barbara Kay was also present often to offer her love and support and caring heart.
In lieu of flowers Bennie requested donations be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Barbara Wright

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2018

    my uncle bennie a.k.a senor was a wonderful man he always called me senrita we were buds we liked watching Andy Griffith together he will b greatly missed by all the people who loved him and especially his dogs . You will be missed always we will always keep you in our hearts never forgotten love and miss u senor.

  • Guest: Lisa Basler

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2018

    Uncle Bennie was a kind hearted man. He will be missed and I will continue to keep his country music alive. Miss you my uncle and best friend.

  • Guest: Phyllis Antonini

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: January 26, 2018

    Benny was the BEST brother that anybody could ever have. Tom and I enjoyed taking him to see Dottie West and Paul Williams (Y and R). We also enjoyed the rolls from Grandy’s that Benny loved so much. He will be dearly missed by all.

  • Guest: Emily Evansco

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    I know you will be missed, you were loved and cherished by those who knew you. I always enjoyed your nickname of Senor’.

  • Guest: Richard Spinks

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    Very sorry to hear of Benny’s passing . Prayers during this time for Mary, Faye and the rest of the Harget family and friends

  • Guest: John boshera

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    Uncle Benny was a wonderful man. Any time I seen him he had a smile on his face. Uncle Benny you and your smile will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers for your family!!!