Saturday, August 9, 2014

Remembering Steve Benneyworth

Steve died Friday, August 5, 2014, in Panama City, Florida while on vacation with his brother, Charles.

Steve was born on December 3, 1948 in Nashville, the second of four sons to Walter and Dorothy Benneyworth. He graduated from Hillsboro High School, later studying economics at Rhodes College in Memphis. Though he made his living remodeling homes in and around Nashville, his passion for the arts informed his life. His massive steel and concrete sculptures can be found on the campuses of both Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities.

Steve was one of the most loveable human beings I've ever know. He was always kind, loving and generous to and with everyone he met – a big bear of man whose patience was never waning. He adored his two children Hannah and Wilder, and I know they, like all of us who knew and loved him as a good friend, will forever miss his wonderful and endearing way of being in and of this world.

Steve is survived by his mother Dorothy Bivins Benneyworth; his three brothers, Albert (Laura), David (Audrey) and Charles Benneyworth; his daughter Hannah (Benneyworth) Gardner (Ryan) and son Wilder Benneyworth; his three nieces and seven nephews and five great-nieces and one great-nephew.

A celebration of his life will be held tomorrow, Sunday, August 10th, at 2 p.m. at the A-Frame of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Shoes are optional. Internment of the ashes will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Belcourt Theatre of Nashville or Habitat for Humanity.


mythopolis said...

Thanks Dee. I am sad beyond words right now.

Tom Teasley said...

I have not seen Steve since he looked like this picture - when we were at Southwestern at Memphis. He was a wonderful, funny and full of out-sized life friend. I am most sad.