Lonnie Benson

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Lonnie Layton Benson, 98, of Morgantown, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 30, 2023 Lonnie was born in Morgantown on July 25, 1925, the son of the late Warden Benson and the late Burhl Engleheart Benson. Lonnie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on September 28, 1943 and served in the South Pacific Campaign during WWll until November 15, 1945. Upon his return he reenrolled in Morgantown High School, where he met his wife, Louise Dove. They were married for 64 years. Lonnie and his identical twin brother Don, were well known in Morgantown, together they owned and operated Benson Brothers Painting for over 50 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and marksman and a long-standing member of the Mason Dixon Riffle Club. Lonnie had 22 Nieces and Nephews. He is survived by his two sons, Thomas Ward Benson, (Clarice Stalnaker) of Morgantown and Chris Benson of Boston, Massachusetts and his brother Terry Benson of Hagerstown, Maryland. Hastings Funeral Home has been entrusted with cremation arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.
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