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William H. "Billy" Benson


1941 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
May 27, 1941 - August 16, 2010 Billy, a 48 year resident of San Pedro died unexpectedly at his residence. Born in Camden, Arkansas, he was the son of William H. Benson "Doc" and Lois Benson. He was preceded in death by his father and step mother, Martha F. Benson. Survivors include his mother, Lois E. Hahn of San Pedro; one brother, Ronnie Benson (Anna Carol) of Camden, AR; two sisters, Bette Ledbetter (Ken) of Fairfax, VA and Barbara Benson of Rogers, AR; two nephews, Michael Ledbetter (Erin) of Antioch, TN and Eric Ledbetter of Fairfax, VA; one niece, Jennifer Chapman (Sam); and three great nephews of Norlinda, NC. Billy was a 1959 graduate of Camden High School (AR). He was a veteran of USNR aboard the "US Prairie", serving in the Philippines and Hawaii in the 1960's. He worked several years for L.A. Drug Company before it was sold and later for Lewellyn Marine Supply. Locally his "claim to fame" was his little brown Pinto station wagon which he called "Precious". Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24 at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th Street, San Pedro, California. You are welcome to leave the family a message or share memories at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 22, 2010
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