Having the funeral home on the cemetery grounds provides our families the best service possible because everything can be arranged at one convenient location. I am the manager at Benjamin Funeral Service, let me help you when you need it the most.
Joe Faulkner began his career in the Funeral Industry after serving 17 years in the United States Air Force as a Flight Engineer on C-141 and C-5 aircraft. He joined Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita in 1993 and was licensed in April 1996 after attending the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Initially Joe worked at Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma before moving to Benjamin Funeral Home, Nowata, in 2003. In November of 2017 he returned to Vinita to become the General Manager of Luginbuel Funeral Homes Inc. Joe has considered his service to his country and service to others through some of their most difficult times in their lives as a calling. His desire is to make all families feel that he is a part of their family as they work through the task of caring for their loved one that has passed.
Joe married Marsha Marie Morris on January 11, 1975 and has three children, Joey, Jennifer, and David. He is also a proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren and enjoys any time he can spend with them. He also enjoys spending time on his boat at Grand Lake, relaxing, and enjoying life.
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Cheryl has been with Benjamin Funeral Service since July of 2018. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma and from Waukomis, Oklahoma, she graduated from Afton, Oklahoma. My parents survived having the only daughter in the family of all boys but Cheryl. Have worked in several different areas in life having moved around as a youth. Coming from the Adults with Disabilities field, I have grown in patience, understanding, compassion and how necessary it is to just listen to the needs of a person or family. Cheryl is the proud mother of 5 beautiful children and Grandmother as well.
While Brandon Watters has not always knew what career he wanted to pursue, after working at Benjamin Funeral Service since February of 2017 as a funeral associate, he knew without a doubt that a career as a funeral director was something that he was passionate about and wanted to pursue for his lifelong career. Brandon is dedicated to serving and comforting the families he works with, providing them with kindness, respectful service in their most difficult times. Currently, Brandon is currently a full-time student at Rogers State University and will begin mortuary school in August of 2019 at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.
Brandon was born and raised in Nowata, Oklahoma where he graduated with the class of 2003. He is a home town guy who loves his town and is very active in his community. Brandon loving spending time with his wife, Skyler and their daughter, Rumer. As a family, they enjoy raising cattle, gardening, thrifting, enjoying their time with family and friends and always eager to lend a helping hand to one in need. The Watters family are informed and inspired by faith and spirituality.