He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, David Allen Benson.
Bruce is survived by his mother; his wife, Barbara Benson of Branson, Missouri; two daughters, Lanna Dickinson and husband Tim of Edmond, Oklahoma, Yvonne Wehr and husband Charles of Branson, Missouri; a son, Ray Benson and wife Anjie of LaPlata, Maryland; two sisters, Karen Ferner and Jane Murphy, both of Michigan; six grandchildren, Tessa, Aidan and Claire Dickinson, Michelle, David and Benson Wehr; three nieces, Jenny Murphy, Stephanie and Beth Ferner; one nephew, Brian Murphy.
Bruce worked at King’s Castle Theatre in Branson. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and refinishing, coin collecting and photography. Most of all, Bruce enjoyed his grandkids. He loved his family and they will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, December 7, 2013, at First Christian Church Kimberling City with Chaplin Rick Bulman, Sr. officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Fisher House Foundation at www.fisherhouse.org .