Dale Wilmer Benson, 66, son of W.C. “”Bud”” Benson and Helen Pinkston, was born Sept. 5, 1938, at Success. He died March 31, 2005.He attended school at Dunn and graduated from Licking High School in 1956. After high school, he attended Bailey Technical School in St. Louis.He married Sonya Ware. The couple had two children.Mr. Benson lived most of his life in the Licking area. He worked in construction and owned his own company. For the last several years, he owned and operated a back hoe.He married Margie Ann McPherson Aug. 31, 1990.Mr. Benson liked to hunt, fish, garden, take care of his cattle and watch his grandsons play baseball.He attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Licking and recently rededicated his life to the Lord.He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Darlene Bean.Surviving are wife, Margie Ann, of home; his mother; one daughter, Linda Huff of Licking; one son, David Benson of Farmington; one brother, Donald Benson of Licking; and two grandsons.Services were April 3 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Licking with Jimmy Harrington officiating. Burial was in the Licking Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home of Licking. “

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