David Bender, 54

David Robert Bender, age 54 of Centreville, passed away Monday, April 5th, 2010 at his home. He was born in Sturgis on July 2, 1955, a son of William R. and Virginia (Dellinger) Bender (Carpenter). On Dec. 27, 1975 he married Joyce L. Waters in Jones. Dave was a Class A Certified Welder at E.L. Nickell in Constantine. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, racing R.C. cars, and playing paintball.

Surviving Dave are his mother Virginia Bender (Carpenter), wife Joyce Bender, Centreville, sons James Bender, Centreville, William Bender, Sturgis, sisters Janet Bender, Cherie Conner, Melissa Morgan, brothers, Dennis Bender, Larry Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, Ladd Carpenter, 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father William Bender, step-father Faye Carpenter, and father-in-law Arthur Earl Waters.

Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the home of Scott Carpenter at 22394 S. River Road, Centreville.

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