2cloudsHENDERSON, Ky. - Philip Clayton Bender, 82 of Henderson, KY passed away 2:41 AM August 8, 2013 at Henderson Nursing and Rehab.

He was born May 31, 1931 in Mt. Carmel, IL to Clarence and Nina Bertha ( Kuehling) Bender.

He was a KY Colonel.

He was preceded by his parents, 1st wife Donna, 2nd wife Ruby, 3rd wife Betty, brother Delbert Bender, 2 grandchildren; Heath Kanipe and Heather Barger and step-daughter Brenda Jenkins.

He is survived by 8 children: Karen Ligon and husband Jerry, Steve Bender and wife Susie, Donnie Bender and wife Debbie, Darlene Alvey and husband Rich, Charlene Cates, Jeffery Bender and wife Regenia, Patrick Bender and wife Carla all of Henderson, Billy Bender and wife Theresa of Dixon; Step-daughter: Linda Cooper and husband Jim of TN; 26 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11:30 AM Saturday at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel.

Visitation will be 9:30AM-11:30AM Saturday at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel.

Brother Brad Harrison will officiate.

There will be a private burial at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel., IL

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4184

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3518

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3358

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2912

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2819

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15559

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8491

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 03, 2015 1458

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1408

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1292

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 1140

Faith Baptist Hosts Family Fun Day

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 905

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 770

Dave Says - May 3, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 03, 2015 708

2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated…

by Michael Caudill
May 02, 2015 669

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 662

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News