Clarence Stewart “Stu” Benner, 73, of Benton, passed away April 8 at his residence.
Clarence was born in Bath on Nov. 3, 1944, son of Clarence and Carolyn Benner. He graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1963. He then joined the Army in 1965 serving in Korea until 1967.
He grew up spending time at Christmas Cove with his grandparents. He enjoyed family gatherings, attending his grandchildren’s events and you could always find him at Bee’s Diner.
Clarence was a longtime truck driver for many different companies.
Clarence was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Merle Benner.
He is survived by longtime companion, Jan Alexander; children, Melissa Benner and Tom, Edward and Aimee Benner, Jennipher and Ken Smith, Timothy and Stacy Wright, and Dustin and Erica Wright; loving grandchildren, Emma, AJ and baby boy Benner, Cameron (Brittney), Derrick, Dylan and Rece Smith, Alyssa and Abby Wright and Memphis Wright; brother, Stephen and Laurie Benner; and sister, Sharon and Jon Kelley.
A celebration of life will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thurs., April 12 at the Winslow VFW, 175 Veterans Dr., Winslow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clarence’s memory to BIONIC Pancreas Research Boston University Gifts & Records, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700 West Entrance, Boston, MA 02215.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.