Stephen Louis Benson


Mr. Benson was born Aug. 13, 1948 in Auburn, Alabama in the Drake Infirmary on Magnolia Avenue on the Auburn University campus.

He was an Auburn resident his entire life and attended the first 12 years of his education at the Samford Ave School which is presently known as the Samford Avenue Middle School. Steve was a track star in the 440-yard run in high school and was coached by the late Mel Rosen on the AU track team. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Business Administration/ Economics in 1973 and then worked at AU for several years with the dawning age of computers in Parker Hale. Later he worked at several companies in Atlanta, GA and San Antonio Texas. Following his father’s death, Steve and his mother cared for each other.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Carl Benson, his mother, Martha and sister, Catherine. He is survived by several cousins including Michael and Elizabeth.

Steve was a gracious, friendly and honest man who later in life enjoyed sitting on a bench in downtown Auburn, drinking coffee with lots of cream and sugar and visiting with friends. He would want to say thank you to his wonderful caretakers at EAMC and Arbor Springs and friends at his safe haven, Ease House.

A graveside service was held at Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery on Samford Avenue, Auburn at 10 a.m. on March 9 with Monsignor Michael Farmer officiating.


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