Benny  Blythe
Benny Earl Blythe, 74 of Lake Kiowa, Texas
Benny was born January 29, 1945 in Dumas, Texas to George William and Hazel Geneva (Wibbing) Blythe. Benny went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2019. After graduating from Dumas High School, he attended McMurray College where he ran on a track scholarship. He married Georgia McGee also from Dumas, on December 20, 1966. He graduated college in 1967 and joined the Army where he served in Vietnam as a medic. After an honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Lubbock, Texas where they lived for 33 years. Ben served in the Lubbock I.S.D as a teacher, coach, counselor and associate principal for that duration. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church where he taught young married classes for 20 years. He was a deacon, R.A. leader and served on many committees. In 2004 he & Georgia retired to Lake Kiowa, Texas to be closer to their kids and grandkids. He loved spending time with his family, especially always beating the grandkids in Skip-Bo. He also enjoyed pastimes like bowling, gardening, playing 42 with friends or Texas Hold'Em at the Kiowa Lodge. He served as a deacon of First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas and as an AWANA leader. He was a member of the Texas Baptist Men disaster unit, a volunteer for CASA and the Living Word food pantry. Ben fought many health battles over the years and was steadfast and faithful to the Lord through each one. He loved Jesus with his whole heart and lived a faith-filled life believing God to be his sustainer, friend and healer. With each battle he encountered, he received many miracles and gave glory to God in each one. To know him was to know a tenacious yet humble man who never gave up, always pressed on and pointed everyone he met straight to Jesus. We wish you all could have known him.
Survivors include wife, Georgia; son Brian and wife Teri of Euless; daughters Blynda Lane and husband Todd of Trophy Club and Becky Jones and husband Shane of McKinney. He had 10 grandchildren-Jeremy, Jason, Joli, Jamie & Jenni Blythe, Olivia, Harrison & Evelyn Lane, and Jorja & Liam Jones. Brothers, Don Blythe of Fritch, Bill and wife Jill Blythe of Lake Kiowa. Brother in law Larry Lambert of Dumas and Sister in law Dianne Blythe of Lake Kiowa and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Rose Ann Lambert, brother Jim Blythe and sister in law Barbra Blythe
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Texas at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26th. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be 11:00am Wednesday, November 27th at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas at the mausoleum. Friends and family are welcome to come join the family in these services.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Texas Baptist Men and CASA of North Texas.
Published on November 22, 2019


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Jan Batson
Nov 25, 2019
I love both of you! So sorry I can't be with you now! All my love! Jan
Ron Goulette
Nov 24, 2019
So very sorry for your lose. Even though the hurt in your heart is great, you have all the memories of your past together. Let God take you by the hand and comfort you at this time as only He can.
Gloria Carter
Nov 24, 2019
I am thinking of you and your family my friend , Georgia, in this time of sympathy. God has His agenda as we all know.
Lonnie Barberee
Nov 23, 2019
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Linda Burns Robinson
Nov 23, 2019
Words are hard to express. What can you say about such a loving , caring, sweet, Christian man. I am so glad I could see you both st Elmo’s 100th BD. Georgia, your children had the best example to follow in Benny and in you...Prayers for you and your family . My Mother always loved all the Blythe boys!!! They are all special! Benny is running with Jesus .... God Bless You 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Carla Waldroup
Nov 23, 2019
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James and Donna Walton
Nov 23, 2019
Benny was a wonderful friend! He was, and still is, loved by so many and he will be missed by all who know him! Our prayers are lifted up to Georgia and the entire family! What a beautiful Christian man who loved the Lord! Our love and heartfelt condolences! James and Donna