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Mr. Marion Benge Jr. (Bud), age 69, of Dalton, GA, departed this life, Friday April 14, 2017 at his home in Dalton, GA. Bud was born July 6, 1947, the late son of Marion Lewis Bud Sr. and step mother Doris Benge. Throughout his younger years he excelled at basketball, setting records at his high school in New Smyrna Beach, FL. He later proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Army serving 4 tours in Vietnam. He was very proud to have served with all his 'Brothers'. Bud loved his children greatly and if asked, all of them would say that he was their hero. He coached many of their softball teams and 'adopted' many other daughters along the way. Later in life he joined the In Country Vets MC under the moniker 'Weasel' along with his wife 'Lil Red'.
These 'Brothers' were always in his heart even after he could no longer ride. Bud will be loved and remembered by many, but Never Forgotten!
Bud is survived by his soulmate, Melinda (Lin) Benge of Dalton, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth (Sissy) and Dennis Duckworth, Kelly (Belle) Thompson, and Jennifer (Bandit) and Terry Mobley; grandchildren, Dylan Benge, Bryson Duckworth, Logan Raymond, Tyler Thompson, Blake and Amber Duckworth, Skylar and Taylor Duckworth, Peyton and Haley Mobley; great-grandchildren, Abby, Hunter and Hudson Duckworth.

His wife and daughters will be having a private Celebration of Life for him on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at which time his ashes will go on his "last ride".

Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706)226-4002 "Funerals, Cremations, Cemeteries, Florists" YOUR SELECTED INDEPENDENT
Published on April 30, 2017
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