Gilbert Benson, Sr.

August 4, 1936 - May 19, 2016

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Gilbert James Benson, Sr., 79, of Perry Park, KY passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. He was a retired Postal Worker and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Gilbert was a member of the Covington Turner’s and American Legion Post #0041 in Carrollton, KY. He loved to fish golf balls out of the lakes, gamble on horses, dancing and singing. Gilbert was preceded in death by his Parents: Gilbert and Evelny Benson; Sister: Peggy Feldman and Brother: Roger Benson. Gilbert is survived by his Companion: Shirley Sharp; Daughters: Barb (Paul) Blasch, Carol (Lee) Breth, Paula Sharp and Donna Clark; Sons: Gilbert (Liz) Benson, Jr., Timothy Benson and Paul Sharp; 9 Grandchildren; 4 Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Janet (Larry) Sowders, Gloria Faye, Carol Benson and Betty Burke; Brothers: Rich (Karen) Benson and Bobby (Kathy) Benson; Sister-In-Law: Bonnie Benson and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. No visitation or funeral service will be scheduled. Online condolences may be expressed at


Dot Hungler - May 23, 2016

My Goodbye to you Gilbo We had many laughs at Turners When I Was cutting your hair on your lunch time To Carol Little Gil & Tim Your Dad, loved all of you He will be missed. Shirley He will miss you I’m sure him and Wayne will laughing at All of us .Goodbye To A Wonderful Friend.

TJ Burke - May 23, 2016

Ron Bucher and I visited Gil last Aug at his home in Perry Park. It was great to see Gil after so many years. He was in good spirits and seemed very happy. We have lots of fond memories of Gil at Turners and at the family home on Bakewell. Nothing but nice things to say about Gil and his family. TJ Burke

Bill Berns - May 23, 2016

Sorry foe your loss haven’t seen Gil for sometime always ask about how he and his kids are doing… A neat guy and lots of fu n to be around… Sorry !!!

Lenna Erickson - May 22, 2016

My heartfelt sympathy to Barbara, Gil, Timmy and Carol over the loss of your dad. I hardly knew him, but he did have some great kids. God bless and comfort you all. It’s sad for you I know. You’ll be in my prayers. Love you all. Lenna & Ernie

Shirley Perez Sanders - May 21, 2016

My sympathy to Gil’s whole family. He was the big brother to a very big family. I’m sure he will be missed.

Marcia Perez Richardson - May 21, 2016

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. The Benson family is often in my thoughts.

Knux and Kim Knochelman - May 21, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and many friends!!

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