Obit: Williams, D. Benton (1961 - 2005)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: Loyal TRG 21 December 2005

Williams, D. Benton (1 DEC 1961 - 18 DEC 2005)

D. Benton Williams, D.V.M., 44, Greenwood, died on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at University Hospital, Madison. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood. The Rev. Doyle Blanton will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date.

Donald Benton Williams was born on Dec. 1, 1961, in Tulsa, Okla., to Donald R. and Helen (nee Benton) Williams. He attended public schools in Tulsa and later in Little Rock, Ark., where he was a gifted student and athlete. After graduating from Hall High School, Little Rock, in 1980, he attended the University of Missouri, where he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor of science degree in animal science. He married Paula Marut on July 26, 1986, in Little Rock. He began his graduate study at the University of Arkansas and then completed his D. V. M. degree at Louisiana State University in 1990. They moved to Little Falls, Minn., where he practiced veterinary medicine for 18 months. In February 1992, he became employed at the Loyal Veterinary Clinic, Loyal, where he practiced until the time of his death. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, and Ducks Unlimited. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed fly fishing and tying flies, music, duck hunting and playing football and rugby when he was younger.

Survivors include his wife, Paula, Greenwood; two sons, Zachariah and Galen, both of Greenwood; his parents, Donald and Helen Williams, Little Rock; two sisters, Jennifer Williams, Ferndale, Ark., and Claire (Colin Thompson) Williams, Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Wesley (Lynli) Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to Heifer Project International or the University of Wisconsin Madison Hospital & Clinics Section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in memory of Brenton Williams.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Re: Obit: Williams, D. Benton (1961 - 2005)

Contact: Steven Bader

I just leaned of his death last month. He was a very good friend of mine in high school. I played football with him, played in a rock band with him, and we used to play the guitar together at his house. He was one of the few people in school that I really looked up to and admired. Benton was a fantastic role model, and was kind to all. Even though he excelled in everything he did....the main characteristic he displayed was humility and compassion for others. He was truly a rare individual, and although I have not seen him in over 20 years, the news of his death has had a large impact on me.




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