James Rudolph Benes, 95 of San Angelo, TX. Passed away on December 22, 2017 at Shannon Hospital. James was born in Dillionville, Ohio to Joseph John Benes & Mary Vall of Detroit Michigan. Along with sisters Francis Wagner Spooner of California & the late Lilah Dorton of Mansfield, TX. James grew up in Detroit until the age of 9 then returning to Dillionville until his graduation from Dillionville High School in 1941, where he was a captain on the Highschool football team obtaining a scholarship to Ohio State forgoing to enlist in the Army Air Corps, which brought him to Mathis Field. Dad met the love of his life Vena Cunningham at the local roller rink while stationed in San Angelo, TX. And spent the next 72 years together until her passing in December of 2015 having been married on November 13, 1943. James had an extensive hobby of stamp collecting which began at the age of 9 and still loved to his passing, and would spend his weekends working on neighborhood cars while listening to his polka music out of a bullhorn speaker. He enjoyed being a shade tree mechanic and going to the drag races with his 1934 Ford roadster and Elk & Deer hunts in Colorado. He was very handy adding on additions to their home where they raised five children. He is survived by his children James R. Benes Jr. of Irving, TX. Joyce E. Hicks of Glen Burnie, Maryland. Judy J. Fowler & husband Scotty Fowler, late daughter Janet E. Eudy & Joan M. Watkins all of San Angelo, TX. Grandchildren – Mary Mazetis & Daniel Hicks of Maryland. Alex J. Eudy of San Angelo, TX. Andrew S. Fowler of Kingsville, TX. & Adam S. Fowler and wife Mandy Fowler of Northport, Alabama. Shawn & Joshua Watkins of San Angelo, TX. Along with Great Grandchildren: Emma Stull, Daniel Jr. & Hannah Hicks of Maryland. Eddie & Simone Fowler of Northport, Alabama. And many nephews & nieces & great nephews & nieces. Predeceased in death wife Vena Cunningham Benes December 9th, 2015, daughter Janet Elaine Eudy February 16, 1995, sister Lilah Dorton April 2017 and in-laws Dick & Bessie Cunningham. The visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Harper Funeral Home, 2606 Southland Blvd. The Funeral Service will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Harper Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Shero officiating. The Burial will follow at Miles Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be his Grandchildren Alex, Andrew, Shawn, Adam, Joshua and Steve Fowler. Donations may be made to Meals For The Elderly.