Funeral services for Charles Leo (Charlie) Benson, 92, of Rising Star, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at the First Baptist Church in Rising Star. Burial will follow in the Rising Star Cemetery under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1926 at Byrd’s Store in Brown County to Virgil Damon and Addie Mae Johnson Benson. On May 3, 1963 he married Mabel Earlene Wood in Odessa.
Survivors include his daughters, Linda Thomas of Rising Star, Glenda Wilson of Rising Star, Dixie Renz of Montalba, Susan Long of Rising Star and Sarah Adams of Eastland; stepsons Kenneth Spencer, Bobby Riggs and Alvin Spenser; one sister, Lorene Clark of Buchanan Dam, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; stepsons Billy, James and Jerry Spencer; and by numerous siblings.