Discovery’s ‘Moonshiners’ gained popularity for many different reasons. Fans saw their beloved getting busted, dead, or something that helped turn their heads. This time it is Jerry Benson who grabbed everyone’s attention. So, what happened to Jerry? Fans are also asking if he is dead?
Learn all about it on this Jerry Benson Bio. Here, we also cover details on his ex-wife, kids, net worth, and his “moonshiners” journey.
Is Moonshiners Jerry Benson Dead?
Jerry Benson from Moonshiners is not dead as of Dec 2021. His friend Mike Cockrell reported Jerry was not doing good because he was weak and ill. Mike first updated that Jerry was in hospital throwing up and sweating and could hardly use his left arm. Mike explained further, Jerry was taken to Ashville to the big hospital.
The worst part was that Jerry had internal bleeding on his head which made it harder for him to answer questions. The last update revealed that doctors were looking for the cause of his illness.
Jerry’s girlfriend Keira Crane also updated that he needed medical attention because of unspecified issues with his blood pressure. During Jerry’s hospital stay, Keira traveled from Indiana to North Carolina and back. She also provided health updates, and it appears that he is on the mend.
Jerry Benson Net Worth
As of 2021, Jerry Benson with his lucrative income from moonshine business must’ve earned him a total of $400 thousand in net worth.
Jerry Benson has been on ‘Moonshiners’ since season 7 of the show. He joined the show after his friend Mike joined the Discovery show. Jerry worked with Mike at a reputable and legal moonshine company called Tennessee Shine Company. The business currently operates in four different locations Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Wears Valley.
Meanwhile, distilling moonshine is a risky business. However, it might not be as illegal as the show pretends to be. The Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control confirmed to Associated Press, “If an illegal activity was taking place, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement would have taken action.”
Because of the risk, Jerry and Mike made headlines after the rumor of getting busted. But, as it turns out those rumors were untrue and they fizzled out later. Along with the rumor of getting busted, there were also rumors related to their relationship. Fans believed that something might’ve happened between the two which caused them to make their social media account from previously ran the joint Facebook page.
But, by far everything seems good between the two.
According to Jerry’s IMDB page, Jerry appeared on 32 episodes of Moonshiners. And, he also appeared once on ‘Master Distiller’ in 2021.
Jerry is a graduate of East Henderson High School. For his appearance on Discovery’s show, he also secured the title of George Real Estate Hometown Hero. The WHKP’s Randy Houston ‘did the honors’ by having him on for his ‘in studio’ interview.
Jerry Benson Wife
Jerry Benson was previously married to his now-former wife Tonya Benson. The total period in which they dated and got married to each other remains unclear. However, they ended up having two kids together. They have a daughter named Courtney Benson and a son named Dawnson Benson.
Jerry and his ex-wife Tonya’s daughter Courtney celebrated her birthday on 2 December 2021. Whereas, their son turned 18 years old on 22 September 2021. On his birthday, Jerry wrote on his Facebook, “My son oh what a fine young man you have become, and im so proud of you I want to wish you the happiest 18th birthday a young man could have and I want you to know im always here for you and I love you son !!”
Tonya currently is a native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and lives there currently. Since both of her children Hendersonville, they are close to each other.
After the divorce, Jerry Benson is currently in a relationship with Keira Crane. According to his Facebook, he started dating her in 2021. Keira recently celebrated her birthday on 27 September. They might’ve known each other for a while because she was friends with Josh Owens from Moonshiners.
Keira and Josh appeared together on her Facebook in June 2018.
How Old Is Jerry Benson?
As of 2021, Jerry Benson should be over 52 years old.
Is Jerry Benson On Instagram, Facebook?
Yes, Jerry Benson is on several social media platforms. His Facebook account is (@jerry.d.benson.5). He is also on Cameo and you can find him at (@moonshinerjerry). Furthermore, he is also and TikTok and his account is (@moonshinerjerry).
Where Is Jerry Benson From?
Jerry hailed from his hometown of Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States.
How Tall Is Jerry Benson?
Jerry Benson stands tall to the height of over 5 feet 10 inches.