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Benny Anthony Cañez

July 18, 1985 — July 16, 2023

Walnutcove, North Carolina

Benny Anthony Cañez, born on July 18, 1985, in Tucson, AZ, tragically passed away on July 16, 2023, in North Carolina. Known for his vibrant personality and warm smile, Benny's life was a true celebration of love, connection, and the joy he found in family and friends.

In his younger years, Benny embarked on a career as a DJ, sharing his passion for music with countless individuals who were touched by his talent. Later on, he transitioned to becoming a skilled barber, honing his craft and making a difference in the lives of those who sat in his chair.

Benny's commitment to his family was unwavering. He treasured every moment spent with them and created lasting memories during visits back home. His love for his sons, Benny Jr "BJ"  and Kortez, was immeasurable and drove him to be the best role model he could be.

Always lending a helping hand whenever there was a need, Benny took great pride in being there for his loved ones. Whether donating free haircuts to neighborhood kids as they prepared for school or opening his home to family members in need of shelter and support, he exemplified selflessness and compassion.

An adventurer at heart, Benny found solace in the great outdoors. Whether casting a line while fishing or simply soaking in the beauty of nature's wonders around him, he cherished these moments of tranquility. His long drives in "Bertha," the name he affectionately gave to his Cadillac, provided him with yet another form of escape as he listened to music that moved him deeply.

Education played an essential role in shaping Benny's journey. As the youngest graduate from his class at Saguaro High School, he exhibited determination and an unwavering commitment to personal growth. This thirst for knowledge continued throughout his life as he embraced new experiences and opportunities for learning.

Benny's genuine and giving nature allowed him to effortlessly connect with people from all walks of life. He never met a stranger, treating everyone he encountered with kindness, respect, and a sincere desire to make them feel valued. His infectious personality and ability to make friends out of strangers left an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to have known him.

A "Visitation" service will be held in honor of Benny at Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson on July 29, 2023. The event will start at 10:00 AM and conclude at 12:00 PM. The address is 2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85713.

Benny leaves behind a loving family who will forever cherish his memory. Survived by his beloved sons BJ and Kortez, his sister, Josephine; his brothers; Sergio, Alex, Sonny, Julian; half-brother Taylor Anderson; parents, Soraida "Yvonne" Cañez, Dwayne W. Henderson, Michael and Judi Anderson as well as 22 nieces and nephews. Benny's legacy of love and compassion lives on through their lives.

In this time of grief and loss, let us celebrate the life of Benny Anthony Cañez. May his infectious spirit stay alive in our hearts forever as we remember the joy he brought into our lives.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

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