Services for Otis L. Benedict, 81, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Stephens. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Boyle Post 46.
He died Thursday.
Born Sept. 25, 1924, in Moreland, he was the son of the late Wallace and Ida Webster Benedict.
He was retired and a member of the Christian church.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, Third Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Ribbon, Purple Heart and Victory Medal.
He was the widower of Sadie Maddox Benedict.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Benedict of Lexington and Paul Benedict of Stanford; two brothers, Arnold Benedict of Dayton, Ohio, and Ronnie Benedict of Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Christine Benedict of Coral Gables, Fla., and Ada Howitt of Tennessee; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Benedict.
Pallbearers will be Michael and Paul Benedict, Ronnie and Randy Maddox, Joe Taylor and Tina Pike.
(courtesy of 'Anonymous')
Grave Marker for Otis L. Benedict in the Moreland-Tucker
Cemetery, Moreland (Lincoln county), Kentucky.
Otis enlisted in the army at Louisville, KY on 24 Jun
1943 and was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 508th.
Pvt Benedict was wounded in action on 3 July 1944 in
France. Evacuated to a field hospital, he did not return to the
He was discharged on 10 January 1946.