Benny Trevino peacefully passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was loved and will be missed dearly. A visitation in Belton, TX will be, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 503 N Main in Belton. A visitation in Abilene will begin at 6:00 PM with a Prayer Service beginning at 7:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South in Abilene. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, February 27, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 837 Jeanette St. in Abilene.
Benny was born on April 22, 1946 in Belton, Texas to Ray and Eva Trevino. Benny grew up in Belton and moved to Abilene where he lived the remainder of his life. He graduated from Belton High School, Temple Jr. College and Mary Hardin Baylor where he received a Bachelorâ€™s of Applied Science. He served in the military for 3 years from 1965-1968.
He worked at First National Bank for 35 years where he became Vice President of ATM Technical Support. Benny was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he participated in the choir for many years. Benny also loved to take pictures, enjoyed traveling, collecting tools and getting the new gadgets. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.
Benny is survived by his five children; Kristina Trevino of Abilene, Jason Trevino and wife Gina of Abilene, Joe Trevino and wife Christina of Belton, Anna Trevino of Abilene and Jon Trevino and wife Crystal of Abilene; and 14 grandchildren.
Those that preceded him in death are his parents, Ray and Eva Trevino; brother, Alesander Trevino; sister, Stella Trevino; and Son, Erik Trevino.
Benny was a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www. Elmwoodfuneral.com
I started working with Benny in 1991 at First National Bank, today known as First Financial Bank. At the time, he was the only trained network technician and supported anything that resided on the NCR network whether it was a terminal or an ATM.
Benny was very skilled at network protocols (languages) and could interpret bits and bites on the network very easily. He was very good at problem solving the systems.
January 17th, 1993, the bank joined the Pulse ATM Network so that customers of other banks could use our ATMs and our customers could use ATMs at other Pulse member bank ATMs. This was a big deal. But what was more amazing was the bank was recognized as being tied as the top Pulse Processor for the year by responding to every transaction request from Pulse in the required time frame. We tied for first place with a very large scale, high volume processor. With our relatively low volume, any late or no response (called a delay transaction) could drop our YTD availability quickly. Benny’s commitment to running that system with high expectations for availability to our customers showed his professionalism.
As the decision was made to move to a new banking system, the need to install a more complex network was necessary and Benny had the skills to make the conversion to a more complex environment and make it work. Over the years, other network technicians were hired because of growth and we found ourselves needing Benny’s expertise solely focused on ATMs/Pulse because of the huge growth in transaction volumes and number of ATMs.
Benny worked day or night when needed to make sure these critical systems were working properly so all bank customers would have access to their accounts 24 hours a day when needed. Many times, I would not know Benny was working late, during the middle of the night or on a weekend, because he knew what it took to perform necessary testing and maintenance on systems outside of daytime hours.
This represents the kind of work ethic and pride Benny had in his job.
One of the last major projects Benny was a team member of was converting all ATMs statewide to a new manufacturer that provided new features to allow deposits of cash and checks 24 hours a day. This was a multiyear project that had a major benefit for customers and reduced transactions in all teller lines statewide.
Benny had a significant, positive impact over his career at the bank. He had a great personality and laugh.
As his supervisor, but more importantly his co-worker, I know Benny made us all look good in the Technology area. I am very grateful to have known and worked with him.
Benny was very proud of his family, had a deep faith, and loved his church along with being in the choir.
Well done, Benny Trevino.
Gary TuckerAbilene, TX
A fellow BHS classmate remembers the great friendship between Benny and his many friends in Belton.
Glen W. Cosper
BHS Class of '65
Glen CosperBelton, TX