Jacob Nolan Benbow

Born in Hendersonville, TN on June 15, 1999

Departed on February 28, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Jacob Nolan Benbow of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, February 28th at the age of 20. Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Sam Grisham; maternal great grandparents, Iris Brasher and Glen Brasher; paternal grandmother, Elsa Linda Benbow; paternal great grandparents, David and Ruth Benbow; great-aunt, Madge Inez Benbow. Survived by his parents, Candace L. Watkins and John D. Benbow; maternal grandmother, Mary Grisham; sister, Macy Belle Watkins; love of his life and future wife, Allie Davis; paternal grandfather, John F. Benbow; aunt, Michelle Benbow Mobbs (Evert); aunt, Sheri Beres (Jason); uncle, Bruce Benbow (Debbie); cousins, Bo Allen (Kelsey), Brandon and Nathan Benbow, Sienna Beres; second cousins, Lennon and Lawson Allen. Jacob is also survived by his dogs, Scarlett and Ellie Mae, along with many extended family and friends.

Jacob was born on June 15, 1999 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He graduated from Station Camp High School in 2017. From an early age, Jacob was mechanically inclined and could fix anything. He loved diesel trucks, cars, motorcycles, four wheelers, tractors and anything that has an engine. Jacob was a sportsman who enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing.

Jacob wanted to be like his dad and followed in his footsteps eventually working for him as an electrical contractor. He loved his mom and his family with all of his heart and cherished every moment. He lived his life with the highest values and morals. Jacob was smart, funny and a loving young man whose smile lit up a room every time he walked in. As his little sister has said, Jacob was the biggest, strongest and bravest big brother ever. Jacob’s loving presence will be dearly missed by all that knew him because when Jacob loved, he was all IN.

Jacob and his dad had a lot of connections that only the two of them understood and one of those was “just send it.”

A celebration of life service for Jacob will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 3rd at 2:00 PM, officiated by Allan Legard. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, March 2nd from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

42 Comments to Jacob Nolan Benbow

  1. Leslie Willis
    February 29, 2020 4:06 pm

    Candace my heart is breaking for you and your family. There are no words that can give you comfort. Just know that we are praying for you. I will always remember seeing that precious little boy at Ms. Peggy’s every day. He was the cutest little guy.

    • Dallas Grabher
      March 1, 2020 10:30 am

      God Bless you and your family J. Thank you for all the fun times in highschool, all of our races after class down saundersville road. Everyone will miss you Jacob, Fly high brother. We love and miss you.

  2. Billy Jontz
    February 29, 2020 6:44 pm

    John we are absolutely devastated to hear of Jacob’s passing. I know there is nothing I can say or do to ease your pain but please know that we are praying for God to comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    The Jontz Family
    Billy, Criss, Layne, Brandon, Taylor & Destiny

  3. Amy Robinson Sparks
    February 29, 2020 7:24 pm

    Candace and Mary my heart is broken for you. I still can hardly believe it’s true. You’ve been on my mind constantly since I heard. I realize no words can lessen your pain. Mary I think about you telling me how much you loved cooking for Jacob and you wanted him to always remember you by your cooking. Going to his grandmother’s and always having good things to eat. You guys had such a sweet, sweet love. Candace, you raised a beautiful boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and my heart is broken for you. I love you both. If I can do anything let know.. I’m so grateful Sam and Jacob are together.

  4. Jacob Jarvis
    February 29, 2020 7:45 pm

    Rest easy big brother. Thanks for always being there for me. Thanks for giving me work when I didn’t have any money. Thanks for treating my family with nothing but respect. Thanks for your help when I would call. And most importantly thanks for your unconditional love. I know you’re in a better place but it just don’t seem real. Heaven gained a good one. Love you

  5. Patrik Thompson
    February 29, 2020 8:01 pm

    Gonna miss you brother. You were one of my closest friends , could always call you & count on you no matter what. I’m going to miss all the crazy stuff we used to do. I know you’re up there building something crazy that’s probably way too fast for your own good. Rest easy brother. I love ya.

  6. The Dixon’s
    February 29, 2020 9:20 pm

    God Bless each of you during this sad time.
    We are praying for you all!
    With Love, The Dixon Family

  7. Nick and Mary Lou Peralta
    February 29, 2020 9:43 pm

    Nick and Mary Lou Peralta send their love and condolences. We did not know Jacob personally but have know the Benbow family for many many years. So sad

  8. Melissa Tinsley
    February 29, 2020 9:47 pm

    Candace and Mary I’m at a loss for words! Know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers!

  9. Brandon Blankenship
    February 29, 2020 9:58 pm

    Gonna miss you so much man. You were there for me through thick and thin. You always had my back through absolute everything. I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me. It still hasn’t hit me yet man but I know you are in a good place now. Love you buddy I’m gonna miss you.

    • Jacob Spears
      March 1, 2020 2:16 am

      Still seems so unreal man, you were always the one who could guide me when I needed help. I never will forget that smile you gave me popping that megacab off the rev limiter the day you bought it. You always kept the positive side out in me. I hate we didn’t get to hangout more than we did. Love ya bud, I’ll catch up with you one day, and that’s a promise.

  10. Alonna
    February 29, 2020 10:19 pm

    Rest In Peace Jacob, my heart goes out to your family and loved ones.

  11. Carmen
    February 29, 2020 11:30 pm

    John, I am so heartbroken for you. May God wrap you in his arms and one day provide comfort some how. Many, many prayers for you and your family.

  12. Connie Martin
    March 1, 2020 1:03 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  13. Clint Arnold
    March 1, 2020 1:36 am

    I don’t even know where to begin….. you were what they would call a true friend anyone could always count on you for anything except for when you said you would call them back in a bit that never happened it’s so unreal that you are gone you were the one that helped me build my first truck and told me be patient that it was going to be fast one day but never faster than yours you were like a brother to me and many others you touched so many souls with your uncontrollable humor and a laugh that no one else in this world could ever forget you were a great person and a even better friend i love you and i am thinking about you everyday make sure to do a burnout at the gates so i can figure out how to find you when i get up there brother ps make sure to get a unbreakable phone up there I’m pretty sure they don’t have apple care love you BentDick always!

  14. Clint Arnold
    March 1, 2020 1:43 am

    I don’t know where to begin you were a great person and a even better friend anyone could always count on your except when you said you would call them back in a little bit that never happened you touched so many souls with your uncontrollable jokes and a laugh no one could forget you were a best friend to me and has done so much to help me i will miss our all night adventures to pick up parts for the truck or car in different states or just driving around all night for no reason i will love you and miss you forever BentDick make sure to do a burn out at the gates for me so i can find you when i get up there ps make sure you get a pretty durable phone up there pretty sure heaven doesn’t have apple care love you brother

  15. Cheryl Ivey
    March 1, 2020 5:48 am

    Oh sweet Mary, my heart breaks for you…sending prayers up for you and your precious family !!

  16. The Stubblefield’s and Sweeney Family
    March 1, 2020 9:56 am

    We are so sorry and we are praying for all of you. We loved Jacob and he we so sweet and we will miss him. Lifting you all up to our Lord for love, comfort and peace.

  17. Polly Owens ( General Sessions)
    March 1, 2020 11:03 am

    Candace we had an office meeting and was told about this tragedy. I was praying they weren’t talking about you. But when the unthinkable was confirmed I hit the floor and began praying for understanding and guidance and support and for God to wrap his arms around you Mary and your family.
    I have no words to say to you that can take away the pain you must be feeling, please just know I will keep you and Mary wrapped tightly in my prayers. If there’s anything you need, I’m there
    Polly Owens

  18. Wanda Clymer
    March 1, 2020 11:50 am

    Candice my heart breaks for you and the rest. Words can’t express the sorrow I feel nor can words replace your son. You have always been a proud protective mother and always talked about Jacob. My heart love and prayers are with you honey.

  19. Dusty White
    March 1, 2020 1:40 pm

    Candace and Mary….my heart breaks for you guys. I pray a God will heal your hearts soon

  20. Donna Hester
    March 1, 2020 2:18 pm

    John I am so sorry about your loss for Jacob, God will heal you during this time in life! I am sorry about your son! R.I.P!

  21. Porsha Shaw
    March 1, 2020 3:51 pm

    I had just seen him 2 weeks ago when he came by work (Rhythm CDJR formally Bob Frensley CJDR) to pick up his W2 so glad that I offered to stay until he got there to make sure he got the W2 as his 1st one was lost in the mail or something.
    It was Valentine’s day and we talked about what he done for his girlfriend as she was working that Friday but he had celebrated the holiday with her already. I don’t know his dad(John)or his girlfriend personally but from our conversations know he loved y’all both. Jacob was a great kid and I always enjoyed talking with him. Praying that the family feels God’s love and comfort during this time 🙏

  22. Robbie Drueck
    March 1, 2020 4:35 pm

    John, Allie, Bruce, Michelle, Sheri, And Mr. Benbow –

    There are no words to help us to understand this loss. Please know none of you are alone since you have many, many loving friends who are here for you. Reach out as much as you can in the future and understand you will never be a burden on any of us. We are here for you. I’m praying God to wrap his loving arms around you all. I have very special prayers for John and Allie. God please stay close to them. 🙏🏻

    Robbie Drueck
    Psalm 34:18
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  23. Susan Grannis
    March 1, 2020 7:36 pm

    Candace, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and all your family. You were truly blessed to have Jacob and know that his light will always be with you. May God’s love be with you always.

  24. Sherry Wood
    March 1, 2020 7:57 pm

    Dear Candice and Mary I am sure there are no words to take away the hurt you must feel but please know that you are on my mind constantly since I have heard about Jacob. I know how much you both loved him and I am so very sorry for your loss.

  25. Mary Archey
    March 1, 2020 8:10 pm

    Candace there are know words to say except my Heart breaks for you. Continuing Prayers for you and your family during this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you the Peace and Comfort you need. May he Rest In Peace in the loving arms of Jesus and remain as your guardian angel 🙏🏻

    I will lend you, for a little time,
    A child of mine, he said.
    For you to love the while he lives,
    And mourn for when he’s gone.

    It may be six or seven years,
    Or twenty-two or three.
    But will you, till I call him back,
    Take care of him for Me?

    He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,
    And should his stay be brief.
    You’ll have his lovely memories,
    As solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise he will stay,
    Since all from earth return.
    But there are lessons taught down there,
    I want this child to learn.

    I’ve looked the wide world over,
    In search for teachers true.
    And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes
    I have selected you.

    Now will you give him all your love,
    Nor think the labour vain.
    Nor hate me when I come
    To take him home again?

    I fancied that I heard them say,
    ‘Dear Lord, Thy will be done!’
    For all the joys Thy child shall bring,
    The risk of grief we’ll run.

    We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
    We’ll love him while we may,
    And for happiness we’ve known,
    Forever grateful stay.

    But should the angels call for him,
    Much sooner than we planned.
    We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes,
    And try to understand.

    In Gods Love,

  26. Cyndi Godlewski
    March 1, 2020 8:13 pm

    Candace, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will make this better for you. But you and your family are in my prayers. God bless you all.

  27. Vanda Craig and Judy O'Malley
    March 1, 2020 8:30 pm

    Candice Vanda and I are so sorry for your loss of Jacob. I believe the loss of a child is the most devastating pain a mother can endure. You have been blessed with many memories of Jacob that might lighten the pain but it never goes away totally. We are sending you lot is prayers and hugs at this difficult.time.

  28. Kim Ray
    March 1, 2020 9:12 pm

    I never met Jacob but his name was mentioned in our home many times. We live on Cages Bend and every time he drove past the house and it was often, he would do whatever the kids do to make this loud noise with his big white truck to let my son know he was passing by. Danes face would always light up and a big smile would come over his face and he’d say there’s Benbow. It always made him smile as he thought the world of Jacob. I could hear the pain in Danes voice when he called me Friday and his thoughts were of Allie. My heart broke for this family. I’m praying for God’s comfort, strength and love for all of you right now and am so terribly sorry for this devastating loss that words cannot begin to describe.

  29. Jill Trollop
    March 1, 2020 9:31 pm

    Allie and her family, Jacob’s family….. I am so so sorry for your loss. I met Jacob a couple of times and know how much Jacob and Allie loved each other. We are praying for God’s peace and comfort and His love for all of you during this very difficult time and as you continue to live your life. We know you’ll lean heavily on your memories. Cherish every one of them.

    Jill and Dave Trollop.

  30. Betty Ellis Koutny
    March 1, 2020 9:33 pm

    Candace I am heartbroken over Jacob becoming an angel. I know the pain you are going through and it is something no parent should have to experience. Know that God has a plan even though you can not imagine it now.. Jacob is a handsome angel looking down on his proud mom. I wish I was there to hug you . You were always one of my favorite moms. I hope you feel all the love from those who knew Jacob! I know he is smiling that sweet smile and whispering Momma you got this cause God’s got me❤️🙏

  31. Brenda Bledsoe
    March 2, 2020 1:31 am

    Candace and Mary, prayers for strength for you now and in the days ahead. Much Love to you.

  32. Your Camping family,
    March 2, 2020 9:19 am

    John & Allie, Our heart is breaking for you. We cannot imagine what you all going though. We pray God wraps you up in his arms and holds you tight through this tough time. We pray God gives you comfort and peace and healing . John, you were a good daddy the time that we saw with you 2. Jacob respected his daddy and you loved him with all your heart, God will take care of you John, if you call upon him, he will give you peace.Jacob will always be watching over you, so you continue to make him a proud . Allie, your are one of the sweetest and most kindness young ladies that I have ever met. You fit right in with us camping and you were so fun to be around. We know that you loved Jacob with all your heart, you all had big plans and we know that your broken and feel so alone. Jacob will always be by you and Johns side. If we know Jacob we will be watching over you 2 at all times. Allie, he was so proud of you and we could see it . You continue to make him proud girl just as if he was right by your side.
    We love you 2 and if you need anything we are here for you!

  33. Linda and Regis Tinsley
    March 2, 2020 10:28 am

    Candy and Mary, I cannot imagine the heartache you are experiencing, I’m so sorry. Prayers that God will give you both strength especially in the upcoming days and beyond.

  34. Linda Tinsley
    March 2, 2020 10:43 am

    Candy and Mary, I cannot imagine the heartache you are experiencing, I’m so sorry. Prayers that God will give you both strength especially in the upcoming days and beyond. You boa as

  35. George Burke
    March 2, 2020 11:52 am

    Very sorry to hear about your son!
    Our (Patricia & I) prayers go out for all of you!

  36. Bill and Suki Workman
    March 2, 2020 1:24 pm

    It was crushing to hear of your Loss, John. May God give you strength, as you continue your journey through life. Nothing will fill the void, but memories, and the love of family, will hopefully shallow it’s depth to bearable over time. Jacob (RIP).

  37. Lisa and Chip Hargrove
    March 2, 2020 5:21 pm

    Chip and I are so sorry for your son’s passing John. In time your heart will heal but memories never leave you. Prayers for you and your family.

  38. Tracey Anderson
    March 3, 2020 8:01 pm

    John my heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  39. Anonymous
    March 4, 2020 1:02 am

    I didn’t know Jacob much, but I remember seeing him in the hallways of station camp, and when I say his smile lit up the hall way.. god bless you Jacob and your family. Rest easy, and prayers up for the amazing guy. We love you.

  40. Adelicia
    March 28, 2020 10:49 am

    I knew Jacob in high school but we just all called him Benbow. he was the type of guy to be friendly with everyone. He was kind, funny, and quick. I know how much he loved Allie and his family. Those things always came first. I will be praying for you guys and I am so sorry for your loss he was truly a joy to be around and he was a blessing to everyone he came into contact with. He was such a light I can’t even explain how much his smile could make someone’s day. He was the type to always be saying an inside joke and you would feel included no matter what. Allie I just want you to know how much he loved you the moment I saw you two together there was no question that it was a forever thing. You were his forever and he is always with you.

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