Mr. Roger Dale Benge, age 73 of Nicholasville, Ky., and formerly of Brodhead, Ky., passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, at his residence after a long illness with pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
He was born on January 3, 1948, in Berea, Ky., a son of the late Syrus Casper and Irene Debord Benge. He had been employed at Bruce Wholesale Flooring as a Sales Rep. Roger served his country in the U.S. Air Forces. He found great joy in painting, drawing and fishing and was an advocate of early detection of pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Those left to celebrate his life are his three daughters: Jennifer Hager and Mac of Nicholasville, Ky; and Kara Sayles and Chris of Lexington, Ky. and Jaymie Begley of London, Ky; his grandchildren: Lain and Brynn Hager, Cyrus Benge and Lucy Sayles. His sisters: Janie Robbins and Chester of Brodhead, Ky; Kathy Denney and Jerry of Brodhead, Ky; Rita Brumett of Gray Hawk, Ky; and Vicki Benge of Frankfort, Ky; as well as a host of nieces/nephews, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Reggie and Tim Benge; and a sister: May Etta Vanhook.
Visitation for Roger will be Friday, September 10, 2021, from 5:30pm until time for the memorial service at 6:30pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.
Memorials may be made in Roger’s honor to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
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