MT. JULIET – Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday August 7 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Benson, 70, of Mt. Juliet. A member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Benson died Wednesday, August 5, 2009.
Services will be conducted by Brother Billy Friel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Jimmy (Diane) Case of Dickson, Billy (Sharon) Benson of Old Hickory, Johnny (Chris) Benson of Knoxville, Joey (Kim) Benson and Frances (Randy) Drennen – all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Marie Benson; parents Frances and John Benson; two brothers and three sisters.
Active pallbearers will include James Case, Billy Benson, Johnny Benson, Joey Benson, Kyle Benson and Mark Drennen.
Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, is in charge of arrangements.