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1SG (Ret) John Bender

1SG (Ret) John Edward Bender III

Wednesday, August 20th, 1952 - Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Obituary

1SG (Ret) John Edward Bender III, 67, of Clarksville, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Jeter, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Marion United Methodist Church with Full Military Honors.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2 to 7 p.m. at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home and again on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
John entered this life on August 20, 1952, in Baltimore, MD son of the late, John and Inez Russeller Bender, Jr. He was a Retired Veteran of the United States Army and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Danny Seifort, and granddaughter, Chelsey Herrell.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Greene Bender; son, Billy (Jennifer) Haynes; daughters, Shelly Bender, Kelly (Mike) Friedmann, Amy (Tommy) Durrer, and Kristi Ogburn; grandchildren, Devyn Bender, Jenna Friedmann, Brookelynn Aanerud, Jacob Friedmann, Brenna Borsetti, Cheyenne Durrer, Thomas Durrer, James Haynes, Wayne Bowden, Randolph Bowden, Thomas Ogburn, Jr., four great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Baranowski, Sue Burns, and Barbara (Mack) Smith, and brother, Robert (Mona) Bender.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia Foundation or American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 08:24pm
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Dawn Bender

Posted at 10:45am
I will miss my Uncle John. Although I haven’t spent much time with him during my adult years as we lived in different states, I thought of him often. He was not only my dads brother but his best friend. To my cousins - Shelly, Kelly, & Amy - I love you all so much. I am so sorry that I cannot be there in person for and with you all right now. But know that I am storming the heavens with my prayers for comfort and peace. Sending my love to you all. I love you Uncle John. Til we meet again one sweet day.
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Jerry and Anne Tabor

Posted at 09:36am
May God give you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Love Jerry & Anne XO
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Charles W, Keesee

Posted at 11:16pm
John was my Alpha Btry ISG He and I were on many missions together with the 1st Bn 321st FA 101st ABN DIV ( TOP GUNS ). I had the Honor to meet his Father at his home in Maryland in 1983 as John and I were returning to Fort Campbell from our tour at West Point. John was a dedicated Soldier and could always be depended upon to get the job done. I loved him like a brother. My condolences to his Family and Friends. RIP my Brother, " TOP GUNS " Charles W. Keesee Command Sergeant Major US Army Retired.
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