Walter L. Bender Jr., 58, of Shelbyville, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at Heritage House Convalescent Center.
Born July 14, 1947 in Brazil, he was the son of Walter Lee and Alberta Bender Sr.
He had served in the Indiana National Guard for four years and was employed at CTI.
He married Wanda Farthing on Aug. 9, 1996, and she survives.
Other survivors include one sister, Sharon Neece of Brazil; stepmother, Doris Bender of Shelbyville, IN; one stepson, Gary Howery of Indianapolis, IN; three step-daughters, Robin Bennett, Theresa (husband Mike) Shaw and Rebecca Tucker, all of Shelbyville, IN; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.