William L. Bennison

March 16, 1929May 6, 2012

William L. Bennison, 83, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012.

He was born in Russellville, KY on March 16, 1929 and was a long-term resident of Louisville and the St. Matthews area.

Early in life, he worked as a store manager at Kroger. It was during that time that he met his loving wife, Billie Rose Langford-Bennison, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage, until her passing on May 9, 2010. After working at Kroger, he became an Agent with John Hancock Life Insurance Company. Following retirement, he worked part-time in the produce department at ValuMarket.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Keith Bennison, and a sister, Doris Bennison.

He leaves to cherish his memory, three sons, Jerry, Stephen (Brenda) and Kevin; five grandchildren, Jessica Watson, Brittany, Jackie, Patrick and Cody Bennison; one great-grandson, Devon Bennison and one brother, Owen Bennison (Stacie).

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 11, 2012 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Interment will follow in Floydsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2012

William L. Bennison

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Michelle Shaffner

May 23, 2012

Bill and Billie are together once again and this time without any pain...Bill and Billie lived in the neighborhood, and would come to McDonalds. I use to put little gifts at their front door because I wanted to let them know I was thinking about them, but also was not certain if it was a good day...especially with Billie's cancer. When Billie passed on, Bill would come to McDonalds to our group that gathers to laugh; to share; to care....The very last time that I had visited Bill at the nursing home, he still had a smile and giggled about some thing cute. We will miss him tremendously...I adored both Billie and Bill...and now there are two more guardian angels watching over all of you....


Michelle Shaffner

Victoria Harpe

May 17, 2012

I am so sorry that I missed the celebration of your father's life. You will continue to be in my prayers, Steve.

Lisa Fitzhugh-Fernandez

May 11, 2012

Kevin, Steve, Jerry-so sorry on your loss. I would like to think that both Billie & Keith were there to meet him.
Cousin, Lisa

Tom Fitzhugh

May 10, 2012

Jerry, Steve and Kevin, I was an in-law to you and Bill and Billy and part of your lives until the early 70's. Your Mom introduced me to your aunt Flo in 1953. I remember you growing up and watching you spread your wings.
I am sorry for you loss.

Mike johnson

May 10, 2012

The Hills called me in wisconsin to tell of Bill' passing. I lived across the street on the corner. Your dad & mom were good friends to me and my late wife Kathy. I know the pain is incredible right now. Just remember tears are a prayer from the heart. I praying now. God bless your family.

May 10, 2012

Jerry,Steve and Kevin,my thoughts and prayers are with you.I'm so sorry for your loss.
Sandi and Violet Hill,Debbie White,Pam CIssell and Mike Hill

Henry Bennison

May 10, 2012

Not sure if we are related, but my prayers are with the family.

Ken Buckner

May 9, 2012

Jerry, Steve and Kevin...... Hollie and I were saddened to hear about your Dad. I have missed our over the fence chats the last few years.. We did get to sit down and share a beverage (?) during our last trip to Louisville. Bill and your Mom were neighbors for over 40 years. RIP "Mr. Bill", as our grandchildren called him.

Owen Bennison

May 9, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are sorry for your loss. Love, Uncle Owen and Stacie