OBITUARY

Bill Benge

August 4, 1928April 12, 2019
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William Ray Benge passed from this life on April 12, 2019 at his home in Lexington, Oklahoma.

He was born in Bowlegs, Oklahoma to James and Ida (Foster) Benge on August 4, 1928.

Bill attended Norman High. He then left to pursue his numerous vocations, he was a “Jack of all trades.” He worked in several different fields and in several different places. From raising Black Angus cattle to construction then the Department of Corrections.

Bill traveled with his brothers all over the place; he hitchhiked from Sallisaw to Norman, and California. Bill even worked in the Aleutian Islands for a while, he did, and saw it all.

Bill enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and especially gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, and he always looked forward to the next family get together.

Left to cherish Bill’s memory is his loving wife: Vivian Benge, his daughter Genese McCoy and her husband Pat. His sons: James Benge and his wife Susan, and Marty Benge and his wife Shelly. His step-daughter Debbie Schwartz and her husband Mark. A step-son Michael Merrell. As well as his sister Betty Haddox. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and many beloved friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and seven brothers. His son William Ray Benge Jr., and two grandsons.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tony McCoy, Active Pallbearer
  • Rob Benge, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry Little, Active Pallbearer
  • Dustin Little, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Schwartz, Active Pallbearer
  • Kyle Guttery, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, April 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Bill Benge

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Jerry &Annisa Mueggenborg

April 17, 2019

Dear Benge family,
Our deepest sympathy to your entire family on the loss of your husband, dad, and grandpa. I know I enjoyed visiting with Bill and Vivian when Audrey brought Dabney And Eva to visit.
Prayers for comfort during these difficult times.
Jerry and Annisa

Marty Benge

April 17, 2019

Marty Benge

April 17, 2019

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