Len R. Benson Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2008

CARRSVILLE—Len R. Benson Jr., 64, died April 26, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Franklin, a son of the late

Jennie Sue Cutchins Benson and Len R. Benson Sr.

Mr. Benson was also predeceased by a son, Michael Wayne Benson Sr., and a brother, Earl Benson.

He was a retired Quality Assurance Specialist with Sup Ship in Newport News, member of the Suffolk Golf Association and a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Diane Duck Benson; one son, Randy D. Benson and wife, Stephanie, of Lutz, Fla.; one sister, Josephine B. Poe of Charleston,

S.C.; five grandchildren, Michael Wayne Benson Jr., Ryan P. Benson, Nicholas Benson, John Benson, Mackenzie Benson; three step-grandchildren, Jimmy, Bobby and Crystal; and one great-grandson, Michael W. Benson III.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Bishop James M. Poe and the Rev. Jay Gunn officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Ms. Kathy Worrell, 717 Fairview Drive, Franklin, Va, 23851, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, P. O. Box 2156, Norfolk, Va. 23501, or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105.

Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org