Irvin Lawrence "Larry" Benno

Born in Dallas, TX on December 27, 1939

Departed on February 18, 2015 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Irvin Lawrence Benno, known to loved ones as Larry, passed away to be with the Lord on 18th February 2015 at Alive Hospice in Madison, TN at the age of 75.
Larry was born on December 27, 1939 in Dallas, TX to Martin Benno and Fan (Benno) Caris. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1958. Then went on to graduate college at SMU in 1962 where he received his BBA and shined as a musician in the Mustang Band. Later that year, Larry joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the U.S.S.Oriskanny. During his honorable service for his Country he achieved the rank or LT. After moving back to Dallas, TX, Larry began his career with American Airlines. He married his soulmate, Patricia (Coley) Benno in December of 1967. He retired after dedicating over 25 years of service to American Airlines. Larry didn’t stop there. He went on to become the Vice President and retire once more at the Nashville Metropolitan Airport Authority. His children remember him as a hardworking, loving, inspirational, dedicated father who encouraged them to pursue their goals and always be true to themselves.
Larry was accomplished at many skills and various talents. He was a generous, kind and caring individual who loved cars and the news and was passionate about music, religion, and above all his family. He always made time for his family attending Band Performances, Football Games, Swim Meets, Karate Tournaments, and Theater performances while keeping time for his lovely wife Patti. He was an active and dedicated member of the United Way and often volunteered for the Hendersonville High School Band, and at Church as an Executive Board member for many years.
Larry is survived by his mother Fan (Benno) Caris of Addison, TX; his wife Patricia Benno; brothers, Steve and Bobby Benno; sons, William (wife Mary) Benno, Richard Benno, and daughter Marisa (Benno) Gordon; grandchildren, Chloe, Samuel, and Joseph. He is preceded in death by his Father, Martin Benno of Dallas, TX.
A Life Celebration will be held 2pm Saturday February 21, 2014, with Rev. Kyle Gott officiating at Crestview Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Military honors. Visitation will be held 12:00pm – 2:00pm Saturday at Funeral Home.
All who Larry touched in his life are welcome to attend and celebrate his life. The family would like to thank Alive Hospice of Madison, TN for {his/her/their} {efforts/care/dedication} during his final days with us.
CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME 1623 Hwy 109 N, Gallatin, TN, 37066 615-452-1943

16 Comments to Irvin Lawrence "Larry" Benno

  1. Carlene Waller
    February 20, 2015 10:20 am

    I remember Larry from MNAA. He was a consummate professional and kind, caring man. My sincere condolences to the family. You can now fly higher than ever before old friend. RIP.

  2. Richard Benno
    February 20, 2015 3:05 pm


  3. Mary Eldridge
    February 20, 2015 4:25 pm

    I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Lori Hollaway Carter
    February 21, 2015 9:08 am

    Bill, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Amy (Thomas) Lewis
    February 21, 2015 9:34 am

    My thoughts and prayers to your family. I remember Larry well helping The Band of Gold . He was a great man and will be sadly missed

  6. Nick Meador
    February 21, 2015 9:58 am

    Very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great and dedicated American Airlines Operations Manager, as well as, dedicated to the growth and planning of the Nashville airport. Larry was a much appreciated mentor to my career. The memory of his influence will remain.

    Nick Meador

  7. Richard and Judy Wallis
    February 21, 2015 10:38 am

    Richard (Wally) worked with Larry at American Airlines and both of us were involved with Larry through the Band of Gold and 1st Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville. Please accept our since condolences.

  8. Kenneth Curtis
    February 21, 2015 10:48 am

    The Curtis family extend our hearts to the family at this time of bereavement.

  9. Rebecca Ruston Hunt
    February 21, 2015 10:51 am

    Dear Ricky and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around yAll and may you all find comfort. You will be in our prayers

  10. Greg Benno
    February 21, 2015 11:04 am

    I’m so glad we were family Uncle Larry. We will all miss you. Wish we could be there on Saturday to celebrate your life with the rest of the family.

  11. Dan and Ann Johnson
    February 21, 2015 2:47 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. And may you find peace in the memories of the loss of your loved one.

    Dan and Ann Johnson

  12. Pam and Bill Coley
    February 21, 2015 4:54 pm

    Hey Sis,
    We are so sorry for your loss and that we were unable to attend the service because of the bad weather. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you soon. Love you all.

  13. Emerald City Pensacola
    February 26, 2015 3:12 am

    It’s not often we meet such a dynamic family. We were lucky enough to meet both Patti and Larry during Rick’s time here at EC. Please accept our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Benny and Libby King
    March 29, 2015 11:57 pm

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of our once neighbor and friend Larry Benno. Our condolences to his family.

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