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Christopher James Benkert the son of James Joseph Benkert and Patricia Benkert was born on May 25, 1984 and passed away on July 22, 2013 at the age of 29 years.

He was employed as a supervisor by American Oil Field Servces and had been a resident of Heber Springs for the past 26 years.  He enjoyed baseball, fishing and volley ball.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Gurvis Harper and grandmother Margaret Harper. Survivors are his mother Patricia Benkert of Heber Springs, father James Joseph Benkert of Heber Springs, son Joshua Donahue of Russellville, brother Justin Robert Mamagona of Heber Springs, sister Carrie Ann Mamagona of Greers Ferry, brother James J. Benkert II of Florida and sister  Bethany Benkert Myers of Florida,  fiancée Brittini Huett and her daughter Jaelan, aunt, Deborah Howey of Naples, Florida, nephews Gaebriol Mamagona and Kruz Mamagona of Greers Ferry, cousin Amanda Howey of Naples, Florida  and dear friend Larry Franks of Heber Springs besides other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Service in Heber Springs and a Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel by Rev. Lloyd Blanton.    The family will receive friends after the service at 408 East Front Street in Heber Springs.

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  1. chris also had a brother and sister in fl. james and bethany benkert. we didnt grow up together,but loved him all the same! i was looking forward to coming and seeing him and brittni in october to meet their new baby.what a hudge loss. my heart is in my hands and my prayers go out to his family and friends in arkansas

    Comment by bethany benkert myers — 07/26/2013 @ 3:45 pm

  2. Wow. Our thoughts go out to you all. Chris held a very special place in Bens heart for sure. We pray that you all find peace. Brittni & Justin you and your families will be in our prayers. RIP Chris.

    Comment by Ben & Amanda Clutter — 07/26/2013 @ 4:25 pm

  3. Dear Uncle Jimmy, Patricia, friends and loved ones and Benkert Family,

    We are so sorry about the loss of Chris. Although we never met, he was my cousin. When I saw his picture on Facebook, he looked so much like my other Benkert cousins. What a terrible loss! Please know that our prayers are with all of you, Brittni and baby Benkert. May God give you the comfort that is needed so much right now. Jody and Bethany, our love is with you always…

    Comment by Leslie McGuire — 07/26/2013 @ 6:03 pm

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