BENEDETT William R., 90, of Lexington, formally of Pikeville, husband of Kathleen Benedett, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 21, 2014. He was the son of the late Jack and Leathel Benedett, Elm Grove, WVA. He was a graduate of EKU, where he played football. He proudly served his country in WWII
as a B-17 bomber pilot. He was a retired insurance adjuster and co-owner of Big Sandy Claims Service in Pikeville. He was preceded in death by his parents. brother, Ted Benedett and daughters, Tulessa Fraley and Kim Benedett. Survivors include his wife, daughters Kathryn Beane, Bowling Green, Billie (CJ) May, Lexington, step-son, Bruce Spartman, Lexington, and step-daughter, Judy (Danny) Owens, Pikeville, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at a later date. The family asks that memorials be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.