Glen Bernhard Benson, 89, of Lake Mexia, passed away Jan. 13, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, with Chaplain Tom Parker officiating.
Glen was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Lisbon, Ill., 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 TV repair and security system business in Navasota. They later moved to Illinois, where he worked for several years and then moved to Huntington, where he retired from the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.