He was of the Baptist faith.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps Reserves.
He had worked for Citizens Savings and Loan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruby Gamble Benson.
He is survived by a son: Michael Benson of Ooltewah; former wife, Mary Benson of Chattanooga; sister, Pam Mohr of Signal Mountain; three brothers: Kenneth Benson of Chickamauga, Ga., Waymon Benson of Chattanooga and Terry Benson of Signal Mountain; and several nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces.
There will be no services at this time.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Benson family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.