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William Earl Bench | 1947-2014

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014

William Earl “Bill” Bench

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.

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