Every day in the U.S. about 89 people are shot dead in one way or another. At GunMemorial.org we try to post pages for all of these people even though the circumstances of their deaths can be drastically different.

Melvin Nathan Benefield, age 54

Fatally shot on January 17, 2018 in Bryan, Texas.

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2 other people also died in this incident.

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  • Nickname:
    1 OBM
    2 One Bad Melvin
    1 awesome possum
    1 Melvis
    2 possum
  • Number of children:
    1 1 daughter, 1 son, 5 step daughters, and 2 step sons
    1 daughter Melani, son Nathan.
    2 stepchildren Michael, Kenneth Sonya, Victoria, Valerie, Rebecca and Jennifer
  • Personality:
    1 funny, redneck, tough, loving, caring, goofy, legend of dad jokes
  • Occupation:
    1 bricklayer
    1 one of the best bricklayers I've ever met
    1 a wonderful worker
  • Workplace:
  • Schools attended:
    1 shiro
  • Comments:
    3 wonderful friend husband dad brother son grandfather
    2 His smile and laugh will never fade.
    2 I'll always love you Daddy

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