Mr. Benson died Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence.
Born Feb. 3, 1931, he was the son of the late Earl Mark and Cleone Wyloff Benson. Mr. Benson was a United States Army veteran and retired from Federal-Mogul, where he was the Southeastern regional manager. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Clarkesville, where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Maribel Guffey Benson of Alto; one daughter, Valery Benson Fairchild of Cornelia; one son, Mike Benson of Flowery Branch; five grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Jim, Bryan and Jason; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Charlie and Stella.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, February 5, 2014