Confirmed: David Benavides, Retired US Army (140-21) 28 JUL 21

July 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:45 pm
St. Paul Catholic Church
350 Sutton Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228

The family of Mr. David Benavides, a US Army (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

David Arnold Benavides passed away to be with the Lord on July 13, 2021 at the age of 74 surrounded by his children. David was born on December 27, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Guadalupe Eloise Garza Benavides and David Winn Benavides. He is preceded in death by his father Dave Winn Benavides.  David was a graduate of Brackenridge High School, St. Mary’s University School of Law where he was a member of the Rho Chi Fraternity. He served in the U.S. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. upon his graduation from St. Mary’s University and was a member of the Special Forces. He separated from the U.S. Army as a Captain. David was a long-time member of Los Bexarenos Genealogical and Historical Society, a Son of the Republic of Texas and a reenactor of Tejano History. He was one of the representatives honoring the Tejanos who fought at the Alamo. A member of the Alzafar Shrine for over 35 years where he was part of the Alzafar Nemnuf clowns and Motor Pool. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Helotes, TX and the Alamo Silver Wings Airborne Association. He loved to hunt and ride his motorcycle. He loved all his family. He will be missed by all that knew him. May his soul rest in peace.

He is survived by his mother, Eloise Benavides; daughters, Tammy Marie Benavides, Tara Michelle (Michael) Jarrell, Catherine Ruth (Justin) Tome; son, David Arnold (Dinorah) Benavides Jr.; brother, Jerome Benavides; sister, Katherine (Gerard) Ghnassia, Alma E. (Patrick) Garcia; grandchildren, Sean Jarrell, Shelby Jarrell, Jarrod Tome, Dylan Tome, Logan Benavides, Eleazar Santos, Ezequiel Santos; numerous extended family and friends. His presence in our lives will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

WEATHER: Hi 97 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 61% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SE

REQUESTOR:  John Lopez, Family SPOX

STAGING:  10:00 am, Wednesday, July 28, 2021
St. Paul Catholic Church
350 Sutton Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  10:15 am

SERVICE:  11:00 am
St. Paul Catholic Church
350 Sutton Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

KSU:  1:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:45 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223