12/14/14 —– Joseph Everett Benson

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Everett Benson, age 76, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 14, 2104 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating.

Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 12:00 noon until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Benson passed away Thursday, December 11 at the VA Healthcare System in Murfreesboro, TN.

Mr. Benson was born in Antioch, TN, the son of the late Everett Madison and Mary Louise Nipper Benson.

He served his country in the United States Air Force, as an air traffic controller. His hobbies include building and working on computers and cameras, which he did for Kingwood Arms residents, crafting wood, photography, reading, and playing pinochle.

In addition to his parents, J.E. was also preceded in death by one brother, Morris Benson.

He is survived by his six children, Jeff (Dawn) Benson, of Ackworth, GA, Melissa (Jeff) Flanary of Murfreesboro, Troy Benson of Summitiville, Carol (Wayne) Wilburn of Manchester, Teresa (Michael) Friedrich of Riverview, FL, and Kim (Bill) Bumiller of California; six grandchildren, J.J., Lauren, Ambrea, Chasity, Blair, and Jason; and one great grandchild, Audie.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran