Vernon Lee (Wolf) Benge, age 69 of LaFollette went to his heavenly home Sunday, August 8, 2021. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, watching westerns and talking to his friends and family. Preceded in death by father: Willie Dee Benge, mother: Dolly Pennington Benge, sisters: Ricky Diane Benge, Carolyn Sue Gibson, brothers: Dennis Benge, Michael Benge

Survived by:

His Loving wife of 43 years, Shelva Suttles Benge

Daughters: Michelle Colson and husband Jeff of Knoxville, Wendy Wynn and husband Eric of Paducah, Ky

Son: Dee Benge and wife Brandy of LaFollette

Brothers: J.D. and wife Irene Benge, Danny and wife Connie Benge, Danny Gibson all of LaFollette

Grandchildren: Josh, Nate, Whitney, Matt, Callie, Tyler, Brandon, Maci

Great-grandchildren: Tanner, Patty, Kinsley, Maverick, Aspen, Brylee, Memphis, Noah

Special Brother-in-law: Hershel Suttles

Special Sister-in-law’s: Linda McGregor, Linda Benge McCreary

A host of nieces, nephews and friends

Special appreciation to Cross-Smith Funeral for making us feel like family

Family will receive friends Wednesday 5-8 PM Cross-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2 PM Thursday Cross-Smith Chapel Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating with Interment following at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers; Dee Benge, Josh Benge, Brandon Benge, Nathan Rudbal, Matthew Rudbal, Tyler Kane, Mack Broyles, Eric Wynn

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home