FALFURRIAS, Texas – Marcos Benavides, 60, passed away January 24, 2010 at his residence in Falfurrias, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1949 to Rev. Eusebio Benavides and Aurora Bazan Benavides in Falfurrias, Texas. In his earlier years, Marcos served in the U. S. Air Force as an aircraft maintenance technician and later became a master sergeant. He retired after serving many years as a recruiter and was currently employed by Texas A&M University in Kingsville as assistant director camp coordinator for TAMUK’s special programs.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jacinto Benavides.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia Torres Benavides of Falfurrias, Texas; son Marcos Jacinto (Elizabeth Ashley) Benavides of Falfurrias, Texas; daughter Crystal Lynn (Javier Adrian) Anguiano of San Antonio, Texas; Brother Homer (Lucky) Benavides of Falfurrias, Texas; five sisters Lydia B. Arredondo of La Copita, Texas, Evangelina B. Zarate, Rev. Esmeralda B. (Daniel) Rodriguez, Amanda B. (Alfredo) Garza and Criselda B. (Corry) Escalante, all of Falfurrias, Texas; one granddaughter  and several nieces, nephews and friends.

A prayer service will be conducted by Rev. Don Villarreal at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Falfurrias with visitation beginning at 2 p.m.

Funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams.

Interment will follow at the Benavides Family Cemetery in La Copita, Texas.

Memorials may be left for Marcos Benavides at www.mem.com or www.howard-williams-turcotte.com in Falfurrias.

Arrangements entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Falfurrias.