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.