He was Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.
Proceeded in death by Gretchen (mom) and Bill Benton (son.
He is survived by, David Lee Earl Benton (son) Patty Sweet (daughter) Larry Waterhouse (son) Richard Stanley Waterhouse (son), and numerous Grandchildren.
Dad in his early days, traveled with the Lawrence Welk orchestra.
During WWII he was stationed in Biloxi Mississippi, guarding German p o w` s.
Dad was possibly the most patient man on earth, I am aware of only a few times he lost his temper. The one that comes to mind is when Lee Earl was about 15 he got mad when dad would not let him drive the car so Lee Earl pulled all the wires out from under the dash board of the car. I understand dad was very mad then it took that much to get dad mad, as I say very patient. At this point some of us were step children but dad never treated any one differently,we were all his children as far as he was concerned.
Dad is going to be missed by many in this world.
I have had a vision in my mind for the last few days of mom and dad.
For those who knew mom and dad and how they were together you will understand this for the rest it will seem strange, they are standing under at tree facing each other giving each other hell as they did for 45 years.
Dad loved to ramble all over the country and we did often. I remember one move we went through two cars one died in Durant OK, the next only made Tulsa.
Dad we love and miss you have a good time with mom
Time: Jan 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Location: Abbey Chapel of Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery