William Earl “Bill” Bench, 66, of Decatur, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Denton.
Bill was born Oct. 7, 1947, in California to Eugene and Barbara (Taylor) Bench. He was a longtime resident of Beatrice, Neb., before moving to Texas in August 2013, where he was a resident of The Heritage Place Nursing Home in Decatur. He was a retired OTR truck driver and ran many years for DonCo Carriers out of Oklahoma City.
He is survived by daughters Becky Young of Nebraska and Tammy O’Grady of Missouri; sisters Melida Miller of Chico, Tari Petersen of Utah and Linda Tarver, Virginia Bench and Mary Smith, all of Nebraska; brothers Lee Bench of Nebraska and Albert Taylor of California; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, George Bench.