Gary A. Bender


Mr. Gary Alfred Bender, 72, of Hudson, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Bender was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Randolph County, to the late Sterling and Alta Jean Bender.

Gary was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having retired after 20 years of dedicated service and a graduate of Coalton High School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Schueck, Danny and James Bender, sisters, Norma Stanton and Linda Hutchison, and his biological mother, Lynn Wamsley.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Louise Boswell Bender, of the home, his children, Diana Capps, Alta Bender Dyer and husband Andrew Dyer, Debbie Gulda and husband Fred Gulda, Debby James, Bill Watts and wife Lynetta Watts, Ronald Watts and wife Terry Watts, his siblings, Eddie Bender, Randy Bender, Tim Bender, Karen Carsen, Louise Flood, Joe Schueck and Connie Williams.

Also left to cherish his memory are several beautiful grandchildren and rambunctious great grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor Mr. Bender will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Bill Watts officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans at 4113 Hickory Nut Ridge Rd, Hudson, NC 28638.

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com. Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Gary Alfred Bender.