Born in Coffee County, Tennessee to the late George Curtis Benson and the late Elizabeth Hasty, he was a supervisor for Tennessee Tannery, where he was employed for almost 45 years. Mr. Benson served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was also a member of the V.F.W.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers; Lawrence and William (Bill) Benson.
Mr. Benson is survived by one daughter, Teresa Mitchell and husband Keith of Frankewing, TN; two sons, Rich Benson and wife Nichole of Madison, AL, Chris Benson of Lynchburg, TN; two brothers, Horace Benson of Estill Springs, Dale Benson of Tullahoma; two sisters, Doris Phillips and Mary Litchford both of Tullahoma; four grandchildren, Travis Mitchell, Jessica Wilbanks, Joseph Benson, and Brooke Benson; one great-grandchild, Hunter Wilbanks; two ex-wives, Jimmie Lou Benson and Alice Phillips.
Visitation for Mr. Benson will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-9:00pm with the funeral Thursday, March 1, 2012 in The Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm with Rev. Eddie Blazer officiating.
Burial will follow at Hurricane Cemetery in Moore County.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.