Benson R. ‘Big Ben’ Williams Sr.

Benson R. ‘Big Ben’ Williams Sr.

Benson R. “Big Ben” Williams Sr., 77, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1939, in Williamsport, and was the son of the late Woodruff and Margie (Porter) Williams. Benson was a graduate of Williamsport High School, 1958. He had worked for 21 years at Textron as an aircraft engine tester and retired in 2008. He was a member of Zion AME Church, Brother of the Elks No. 207 and member of the VFW Post 1. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing pool.

Benson is survived by fiance, Eve Ellen Brown, of Williamsport; two sons, Benson R. Williams Jr. (Jessica), of Ocala, Fla. and Christopher Caskey, of Williamsport; two daughters, Lorri Griffen, of Galeton and Eugena B. “Gena” Cowen, of Williamsport; step daughter, Mary Williams, of Ala.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild expected in January; one sister, Rosa Jane Hughes “Peachie,” of Binghamton, N.Y. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Woody, Bobby and Albert and one sister, Helen L. White.

There will be a public viewing 3 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home where the Elks will hold a service at 4 p.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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