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“Karen. So sorry to hear about Ken's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold onto your memories and let them guide you at this difficult...Read More »
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73, Born March 15, 1939 in Billings, Montana and passed away May 2, 2012 in Rockwall, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Bender; and his parents, Rudy and Jerry Bender.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Karen Bender; two sons, Tim Bender and his wife, Cyndi and Troy Bender and his wife, DeeDee; daughter, Taren Hill and her husband, Bruce; seven grandchildren, Draven Thomas, Kayla Bender, Holly Bender, Aaron Bender, Laura Bender, Hannah Bender, and Haylee Bender; brother, Ronald Bender and his wife, LouAnn; sister, Judy Leonard and her husband, Pat; and numerous other family members.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 4, 2012 at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 2925 5th Street, Sachse, Texas.

Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Garland, 801 W. Avenue D, Garland, Texas. Dr. Greg Ammons officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery, Lavon, Texas.