Glen Bernhard Benson, 89, of Lake Mexia, passed away January 13, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2014 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas with Chaplain Tom Parker officiating. Glen was born August 21, 1924 in Lisbon, Illinois to Gunval and Myrtle Jurene Walker Benson; one of ten children. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy, during World War II, on the USS Cascade. After service, he went to work for Valley Telephone in Oregon and, in 1968, was transferred to Texas to install cable. While working in Texas, he met Mary Bounds and they married on May 4, 1968 in Navasota. Glen started a T V repair and security system business in Navasota. They later moved to Illinois, where he worked for several years and then moved to Huntington, Texas where he retired from the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. After retiring, they moved to Lake Mexia in 1998. Glen loved fishing, hunting and raising large vegetable gardens. Some of his happiest days were also spent visiting with fellow veterans and talking about the old days. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; sisters, Gertrude, Marie, Jeanette and Jenny; and brothers, John, Stanley and Lenord. Glen is survived by four daughters, Christy Ann Tonn, Claudia Cornell, Cynthia Hamilton and Cheryl Lynn McGinn; step-daughter, Debbie Burgess and husband, Asa of Mexia; step-son, Cary Joe Bounds and wife, Reatha of Houston; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Lindt and Josephine White; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Monday, January 20th, 2014 9:30am, Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery