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“I was truly saddened by this news. I spent as much time at his house running around with Mark and Jim as I did at my own house when I was a kid. My...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Al Beacher - Lake Forest, CA

“Buddy was a good man, he will be missed. I met Buddy through Southern States. He was already retired but would stop in to say hi. He always had a...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Murphy - EARLEVILLE, MD

“Dear Benson Family, I just heard about your father and wanted to say how surprised and sad I am. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Evelyn Conn - Clayton, DE

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. Although I didn't know your father, he must have been a great man to raise such kind children. My prayers are...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kay Tommer - Wilmington, DE

“MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU .TERRY MOZINGO ACORD ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“We are deeply saddened by Uncle Buds passing, he will always have a special place in our heart. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Dale and Robin Lum - Middletown, DE

“Dear Benson Family, Buddy was a great man and will be missed dearly. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.Sherry & Scott Lum ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss and Prayers to you and your family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sheri Hamill - Port Charlotte, FL

“DEAR BENSON FAMILY,SORRY YOUR DAD HAS GONE TO HEAVEN HE WAS A NEAT GUY.MY DAD HAS BEEN GONE 10 YEARS I MISS HIM VERY MUCH.TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Good man, good neighbor, good friend. He will be missed. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: David Bedwell

“Dear Dave and Rose, We are very sorry to hear of your Dad's death. We send our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Peace and love to all. ...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Dave & Rose,So sorry to read about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.Lee & Sandy Gibbons ”
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James W."Buddy" Benson, Sr., aged 75, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born January 13, 1937 in Massey, MD to the late Harry and Ruth (Moorehead) Benson.

He retired as a delivery truck driver of 45 years for Southern States, and during his lifetime, Buddy pursued his hobbies of growing his vegetable garden and collecting model cars and trucks. He also liked fishing and hunting, and had an extensive bottle collection. What Buddy most loved about retirement was being a grandfather to his family, who will miss him dearly.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Benson; sons David B. and wife Rosalie of Bear, DE, Mark W. and wife Dawn of Newark, DE, and James W., Jr. and wife Danielle of Newark, DE; daughters Jane W. Benson and L. Betty Benson, both of Newark, DE; sister Loraine Hutchison, of Dover, DE; and seven grandchildren, Scott, Taylor, Abigail, Mark Jr, Jenna, Kacee, and Morgan.

Service will be held 11 AM on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at R.T. Foard & Jones F.H., 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711. Friends and family may view 1 hour prior to service. Burial will follow at St. Clement's Cemetery in Massey, MD.