Keigan Zayne Benavidez, 19, of O'Donnell, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 20, 2022. Keigan was born on June 14, 2002, in Lubbock, to Peter and Kerri (Rios) Benavidez.
Keigan attended Borden County ISD, where he graduated from high school in 2021 and played on the Coyotes football team. He worked as a registration clerk for Medical Arts Hospital in Lamesa and had plans for the future of becoming an EMT.
Keigan loved his family and friends dearly and was a kind spirited gentleman that everyone fell in love with, and he would do anything for anyone. He had a remarkable humorous wit that everyone he encountered enjoyed, as well as his respectful manners. He also enjoyed the lake and hunting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gail.
Keigan is reuniting in heaven with his grandfather, Alfonso Benavidez, grandmother, Maria Benavidez, great-grandmother, Eva Ruth, and his school buddy and great friend, Conlin Small.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory include his parents, Peter and Kerri Benavidez; brother, Tristen Benavidez of Lamesa; sister, Madison Benavidez of Lubbock; nephews Aidden and Bex Benavidez of Lamesa; paternal grandparents, Casey and Pam Zachary of Post.
A time of reflection and visitation for Keigan will be from 2 PM to 7 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Combest Family Funeral Home Chapel in Tahoka, with recitation of the rosary at 6 PM. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in O'Donnell, 701 Standefer Street. Randy Hardman and Taylor Wood will be the officiants for the service. Final rites and interment will follow in the Gail Cemetery in Gail, Texas, under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jaden Benavidez, Diego Bernal, Justin Ramirez, Josh Ramirez, Steven Hair, Chris Nava and Ricardo Castillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Buchanan, Miles Wilson, Quentin Freeman, Trey Edwards, Tommy Kingston, Blaine Justice, Juan Renteria and Mason Ford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations, in Keigan's memory, be made to a charity of ones choosing.