DUDLEY -- Gene Bender, 72, died May 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter.
Born Jan. 1, 1934, at Dudley, son of the late Walter Lee and Velda Knodell Bender, he was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War.
On March 6, 1959, at Dexter, he married Shirley Townsend who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Steve Bender of Florence, Ala.; one daughter, Lesa Aslin of Dexter; and three grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Revs. David Skinner and Fred Shepard will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.