Mr. Paul David McPherson, age 53, of Benton, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Lake Cove Resort of Whittington, with family by his side.
Paul’s wishes are to be cremated.
Phase 4 Restore allows fifty attendees using social distancing guidelines, which includes wearing a mask.
A Memorial Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Leffler Funeral Home.
Paul David McPherson was born on May 17, 1967 in Watseka, IL; the son of David Daniel Bennett and Lillie Marie McPherson.
He was a welder, last working at Southern Illinois Storm Shelters of Benton. He attended the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying drones, doing yard work, taking care of his animals especially his dogs, helping people, and most of all enjoyed spending time with family.
Paul is survived by his longtime partner Shawnda Jenkins and her son Kabe Jenkins and wife Nicole and their children Finn and Charlotte; a son Cameron Blackwell; siblings including: a sister Violeta and Dennis Higgins, a brother Billy Bennett and wife Cathy, brother David Bennett and wife Kim, a sister Irene Giroux, a brother Matt Giroux and wife Melody, a sister Angie Bennett, a brother William McPherson and wife Kristina, a sister Maleatha Giroux; 26 nieces, 32 nephews, and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father David Daniel Bennett, his step-father Allen Merle Giroux, his mother Lillie Marie Giroux.
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