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David Emile Benoist, 96

Mr. David Emile Benoist, age 96 of Douglas, GA went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 2, 2022. David was born to the late Emile and Mildred VanDuzer Benoist on January 14, 1926 in Camden, NJ.


He married Clara L. Bodine an August 22, 1948. David served in the US Navy during World War II and retired as a Principal Engineer from the NJDOT with 35 years of service. He graduated from Berean Bible College and enrolled in the Covenant Theological Seminary. Mr. Benoist worked with juveniles through the Juvenile Court System. He also served as a Pastor with Indian River Via de Cristo.


Survivors include:


3 Children: David Benoist and wife Peggy of Corpus Christi, TX
Suzanne Goodman and husband Paul of Douglas, GA
Lisa Jaworowski and husband Tony of Douglas, GA


1 Brother: Pierre Benoist of New Jersey


1 Sister: Mildred Guarriello of New Jersey


4 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.


Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Many Friends.


The funeral service will be held Monday, July 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Chapel of Ricketson Funeral Home with Dr. Shep Johnson officiating. The interment will follow Tuesday morning, July 12, 2022 at 11:30 AM at Jacksonville National Cemetery.


Ricketson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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