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“I have such fond memories of living two doors down from the Bensons on the Citadel campus. As you may remember, I even babysat for Sharon and...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Carolyn Rose - Oak Hill, VA

“Joan, You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. As we think of Paul, we celebrate his kindness and loving spirit. He will be...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Chuck and Lucie Medbery - KS

“Sharon,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Your father sounds like a truly wonderful man who was loved dearly. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa McCurdy - Columbia, SC

“To Joan and family, so sorry for your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for peace, comfort and strength. A heart...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Dottie & Bob Horton - Leander, TX

“I will miss my uncle Paul dearly, he was a wonderful man who loved and enjoyed his family more than anything. I pray to God for him to give Aunt...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Moore - Markleville, IN

“My thoughts and condolences to Professor Benson's family. He is remembered fondly by those of us who were priviledged to sit in his classroom and...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Steven Smith - Charleston, SC

“We are so very sorry to here of your loss,remember all of the good times and he will always be with you. ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Sandra and Lanny Lesser

“Sending much love from IN and remembering a great life. ”
8 of 29 | Posted by: Love, Sherrell & Duane Smith, Aaron & Adrienne

“I''ll miss Uncle Paul so much. He was always so encouraging to me. Even though I can't be there my thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Joan and...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Katrina West

“Dear Joan and family, Sincerely sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My prayers are with you through this weekend. ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Lee Miller

“DDear Joan, Sorry to hear about Paul and will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Martha Stoops Rossmanith

“Mallory, Shelley, and family, We are thinking of all of you during this time. Cherish the many special moments and hold on to them forever. Love,...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Bobbie Williams

“It is with deep sadness that I learned of Paul. He was a great friend and mentor when I arrived to teach at The Citadel in 1992. Everyone admired...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Dr. Terry M. Mays

“Joan Benson and family-I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. In Honor of Paul a gift will be made to the building...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Marian Winner

“I am so sorry to hear about Paul. My heart is heavy for your whole family. He was the sweetest man and so dedicated. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Robinson

“May God Bless Aunt Joan and girls and their families and give them peace and strength through this difficult time. Uncle Paul is home now and in God...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Moore and family

“My thoughts and condolences to Professor Benson's family. He is remembered fondly by those who were priviledged to sit in his classroom and learn...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Steven Smith '84

“Shelley and Jim and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Everett and Ann Paul

“Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss. God be with you and give you strength and peace. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Rev. & Mrs, Arthur Whitaker, Lewisville, IN

“Joan and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. You will truly miss him, but have the peace of mind that he is with his Lord and...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Dennis and Marilyn Witt

“I will miss you Uncle Paul! Rest well and I will look forward to the day that I see you again in eternity! ”
21 of 29 | Posted by: Michael K Schwab

“Aunt Joan, Sharon & Shelley, I so wish I could be there to give you big hugs. Uncle Paul touched my heart in a very special way. I loved how...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Marianne Schwab

“Hello, you don't know me but I wanted to share the comfort and hope I received when I lost my whole family to this enemy death. I found it then and...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Gloria Mosley

“we were so sorry to hear about Uncle Paul, he will be missed by all. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Don, Pam and Heather Richards

“We are thinking of your family and wish we could be there for you in Charleston. We will be here when you return home. ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: The McGaughs

“Paul was a true humanitarian and perhaps the most gentle and kind person I have met. More than once he quietly aided a student in need. As a new...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of Dr. Benson. He was my advisor and professor at The Citadel, and was well respected and loved by...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Sharon,I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is to lose a parent and I can relate to what you are going through. If I can do anything for you...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: MILLICENY MUNN - COLUMBIA, SC

“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Dr. Paul Benson. I had the privilege of working with Paul as a department colleague at The...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: A friend


Paul Revere Benson, Jr., husband of Joan Whitton Benson, entered into eternal rest on the morning of August 9, 2011.  Residence, Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Revere Benson, Jr., are invited to attend the funeral services of the former, Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. Entombment, Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL Thursday between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.


Mr. Benson was born July 11, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Paul Revere Benson and Lucile McIlvaine Benson.  He was a retired Political Science Professor with The Citadel and a member and Elder of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church.


He is survived by his wife of Charleston, SC; two daughters: Sharon Staton and her husband Chris of Columbia, SC and Shelley Bronaugh and her husband Jim of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren: Savannah Staton of Columbia, SC, Cassandra Staton of Columbia, SC, Mallory Bronaugh Tate and her husband Brad of Atlanta, GA, Emily Bronaugh of Charleston, SC, and Meg Bronaugh of Atlanta, GA.


Memorials may be made to First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401.