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Bob L. Benson
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Obituary for Bob L. Benson

Funeral service for Bob Benson, 87, of Cyril, Oklahoma, will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Cyril Assembly of God Church with Randy Cocheran and Mike and Chad Benson, officiating. Burial will follow at Celestial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Benson passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at his home in Cyril surrounded by his wife and 2 sons.

Bob L. Benson was born April 20, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bill and Rosalee (Hardin) Benson. He grew up in Oklahoma City where he attended Capitol Hill High School. Bob married Martha Cosper on June 7, 1947 and the two have been happily married for 70 years. Bob was a bi-vocational minister where he pastored and worked as a self-employed dry waller in construction. He and Martha pastored and built or remodeled several Assembly of God Churches throughout Oklahoma. Bob was a member of the Cyril Assembly of God Church for 23 years.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Martha Benson, of the home; 2 sons: Dennis Benson, of the home and Mike Benson and his wife Dawn, of Arlington, TX; 1 daughter in law, Donna Benson, of Earlsboro; 1 brother, Larry Benson and his wife Diana, of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren: Allen Gaither, LaRonna Anderson, Jonathan Gaither and his wife Nicole, Jeromy Benson and his wife Misty, Brian Benson and his wife Stephanie, Amy Gregg and her husband Jerrod, Alan Benson, Lesley Benson, Chad Benson and his wife Amber, and Krista Sanseverino and her husband Shawn; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Bill and Rosalee Benson; 1 daughter, Bobbi Gaither; 1 son, Bruce Benson; 2 brothers: Bill and Paul Benson; and 2 sisters: Nadine Wilkerson and Bonnie Sheaffer.


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Visitation

Tuesday

23

Jan

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral Home

410 W. Cole
Fletcher, OK 73541

Visitation

Wednesday

24

Jan

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral Home

410 W. Cole
Fletcher, OK 73541

Funeral

Thursday

25

Jan

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cyril Assembly of God

419 Basket Street
Cyril, OK 73029

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