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Kermit H. Bender

January 13, 1944 — April 22, 2023

Big Ugly, West Virginia

 

Kermit H. Bender of Big Ugly, passed away at his home on April 22, 2023 at the age of 79 following a long illness.

Kermit retired from coal mining in 1997 and was a member of the UMWA.  He was a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Turtle Creek WV. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Page and Anne Bender of Foster, WV; sisters, Liddie Phillips of Chapmanville, and Louise Porter of West Hamlin; brothers, Edwin Bender of Big Ugly, Donald Bender of Prenter, Ronald Bender of Foster Maxwell (Mac) Bender of Foster, Page (Junior) Bender of Danville, and Bob Bender of Big Ugly; and his loving grandson, Tyler Bender of Big Ugly.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 32 years Sherry Jarrell Bender; his children, Kermit Lee (Shawnacy) Bender of Yawkey, WV, Doug (Sydney Manns) Bender of Alum Creek, daughter, Teresa Green, step daughter, Heather Workman of Warrenton, VA, and step-son, Jamie Cox of Jacksonville, Fl.; brothers, Vernon (Donna) Bender of Foster, Clarence  (Clara) Bender of Foster, WV; sisters in law, Jane Jarrell of Madison, Diana Bender of Chapmanville, Gloria Bender of Big Ugly and Billie M. Bender of Prenter; brothers in law, Ronald Porter of West Hamlin, WV, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV with Rev. Tom Bias officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Madison, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Handley Funeral Home- Danville

439 Phipps Ave, Danville, WV 25053

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Handley Funeral Home- Danville

439 Phipps Ave, Danville, WV 25053

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Burial

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Memory Gardens on Low Gap Road, Madison, WV

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