Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.
He was employed by General Motor for 33 years. After his retirement, he worked for Page Reality, Black Diamond Reality and Realtyline Realty. He was a member of the Eastern Board of Realtors.
Bennie served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1966.
He is survived by his loving wife, Clara Arline Clinton and his daughter Sherri Alissa Clinton both of Englewood, NJ. Two brothers Isaiah Clinton (Martha) of San Antonia TX and Thomas E. Clinton (Ollia) of Cassatt, SC. Two sisters Johnnie Mae McClary and Anna C. Sutton of Cassatt, SC. His mother-in-law, Mable Barksdale of Dolphin, Va. and brother-in-law Ervin Barksdale (Martha) of Dinwiddie, Va. Five godchildren, Shirley Hart of Cassatt, SC, Valarie Martinez, Angela Dula, Arno Peters and Eric Birtha of New Jersey. Special friends of 45 years Jason Birtha and James Washington. A host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Andrew.