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Robert Jackson Benson, Jr.

December 7, 2006

Robert Jackson Benson, Jr. of Manteo, died Thursday December 7, 2006 in Nags Head, North Carolina.  Robert was born March 3, 1935 in Sanford, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Robert Jackson Benson, Sr. and Rebecca Lawrence Benson of Sanford.  A former all-American football player for Duke University, Robert was also a talented artist and showed his work in art galleries in New York City.


Left to cherish the memory of Robert Jackson Benson, Jr. are his two sons Tre Benson (Erica Fester) of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, and Marcus Teer Benson of Wilmington, North Carolina, one grandson Benjamin A. Benson of Wrightsville Beach, one sister, Mary Thornton Yarborough of Sanford and a host of dear friends.


The family will hold a celebration of the life of Robert Jackson Benson, Jr. at a future date. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to assist the family with arrangements. Please sign the online register at