NEWPORT NEWS - Craig Lorin Benson Sr., 55, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was born to Lorraine Edith Massey and Ira J. Benson August 3, 1958. Craig was an IT Analyst for Ferguson Enterprises and was a member of New Life Church. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Dwight Benson. Survivors include his wife, Yong Sun Benson; his son, Craig Benson Jr.; and his daughter, Jessica Benson. Special thanks to Lauren Robbins and Hayley Hearne for hosting a large successful carwash in his honor and also started a website in his honor, www.gofundme.com Also, we would like to extend sincere thanks to our dear friends at New Life Church for all the support shown to our family. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, July 31, 2014. Inurnment will take place 2 pm Friday, August 1, 2014 in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
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Altmeyer Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road Newport News, VA 23607
Published in Daily Press on July 30, 2014