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William "Bill" Benedict

March 15, 1940 — July 5, 2024

William "Bill" Benedict

William “Bill” Peter Benedict, age 84 of Butler, TN, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey to the late William Peter Benedict and Ruth Helen Terhume. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Rogers Benedict, and sister, Mary Lou Turnbull.


Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Barbara Harbin Benedict; sister, Barbara Roman; children, Mark Benedict, Meghan Anderson and husband Sean, Patricia Jurek, Sharlaine Johnsa and husband Berry, Wanda Beste and husband Chris, and Benjamin Harbin and wife Olivia; grandchildren, Cammie Mansfield and husband Greer, Eloise Brauer and husband Bjorn, Linus Evans and wife Britany, Abriel Jurek, Lilliana Rahm, Sophia Jurek, Benny Harbin, and Tillie Harbin; great-grandchildren, Lennart Brauer, Jonathan Mansfield, and Moritz Brauer; and many nieces and nephews.


Bill graduated from Walton High School in Walton, NY. He served in the United States Army for 2 years, then retired from the United States Air Force as Captain after 20 years of loyal service. Additionally, he retired from Rockwell International. A lifelong learner, Bill then pursued and achieved a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He then served an internship at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, NC. Bill’s last profession was as pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Greeneville, TN.


A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Little Doe Baptist Church. A celebration meal will be held following the service at the church fellowship hall. The burial will be held in Wellsburg, NY at a later date which will be announced.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Little Doe Baptist Church (325 Doe Creek Road. Butler, TN 37640), St. Matthews Lutheran Church (4681 Grace Chapel Rd. Granite Falls, NC 28630), or St. James Lutheran Church (3205 St James Rd, Greeneville, TN 37743).


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The family of William Benedict has entrusted his care to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

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Little Doe Baptist Church

325 Doe Creek Road, Butler, TN 37640

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