|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1948|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2012|
William Crawford "Bill" Benn, 63 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his home in Seminole. He was born October 16, 1948 in Morenci, Arizona to parents Crawford Haskell Benn and Betty Marie (Hall) Benn.
Bill served in the United States Army serving his Country proudly overseas in the Vietnam War earning the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He moved to Seminole 39 years ago from Bloomington, Indiana. On April 19, 1973 in Miami, Oklahoma Bill married his wife of 38 years Joyce Stanfill. Bill had served on the City Council for several years and he owned and operated J.B.'s Smoke Shop in Stroud, Oklahoma for several years.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Tim Tate officiating. Interment will be Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with Military Honors.
Casket bearers will be: Joe Foutz, Branon Bowen, Gary Cordell, John Choate, Mike Snyder, Donnie Carter and Lee Cohn.
Honorary bearers will be: Dax Benn, Kylar Benn and Sean Benn.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Stanfill Benn of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amber and Branon Bowen of Seminole, Oklahoma, Shevlyn and Joe Foutz of Seminole; three sons and daughter-in-law, Dax Benn of Seminole, Oklahoma, Kylar and Sabra Benn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sean Benn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sherweeta Benn of Seminole, Oklahoma; two sisters, Joan Riddle of Coweta, Oklahoma, Bette Kiefer, of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Peyton and Austin Bowen, Audree, Jolee, Brody Foutz and Kylie Crain all of Seminole, Oklahoma; and a host of other family and dear friends.
His parents, and one brother, Barry Benn, preceded Bill in death.
Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: Oklahoma Bob
Record added: Mar 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87075100
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Thank you sir. May you rest in peace. You are never forgotten|
Added: Mar. 20, 2012