IN MEMORIAM - Captain Michael Benavides (Ret)
Galveston County Sheriff's Office
Michael David Benavides
April 9, 1969 — September 2, 2018
Benavides, age 49, was called to rest with his Heavenly Father Sunday,
September 2, 2018 at his residence in Texas City. He was born in
Galveston, TX on April 9, 1969. He graduated from Ball High School in
1987. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp
under the Buddy Program with Tommy Derry and Gene Powell. After his
service in the Marines, he joined the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
He was a 2015 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico,
Virginia. He retired after 25 years of service with the GCSO, achieving
the rank of Captain. Mike loved riding his bike on the seawall, but most
of all, he loved spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his father Gerald Benavides; grandparents
Apolonio and Adela Franco and Milton and Rose Benavides; uncles Erasmo
Franco Sr. and Juan Franco Sr.; and mother-in-law Dora Sendejas.
He is survived by his daughters Ana and Andrea Benavides; mother Elisa
Trevino and husband Juan; “teammate” Kathryn Rodriguez; father-in-law
Margarito Sendejas; the mother of his children Maggie Milburn; brothers
Richard Franco, Jerry Benavides, and Frank Perez; sisters Lupe Rushing
and husband Steven, and Felicia Benavides; uncle Apolonio Franco Jr. and
wife Rosa; aunts Yolanda Cain, Mimi Franco, Mary Franco, Gloria Perez
and husband Robert, and Shirly Huard; godmother Mary Castro and numerous
nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Pallbearers are Tommy Derry, Charles Cook, Joe Pena, Gene Powell,
Michael Roy, Daryl Temple, Brent Cooley, and Chris Trochesset. Honorary
Pallbearers are Anthony Claunch, Rick Morrison, Jeramy Roasler, and
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at J. Levy &
Termini Funeral Home from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with a Rosary to begin at
7:00 pm., with Deacon Sam Dellolio officiating. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 am at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, with Father Stephen Payne officiating.
Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Jesse Khaled for helping us during this difficult time.
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