Benson “Bennie” Harris Dutcher
Benson (Bennie) Dutcher, 95, of Edmond, OK, joined his Lord and Savior, and the love of his life, Betty, on November 9, 2020. Born October 2, 1925, in Guthrie, OK to George and Eathel Dutcher, the youngest of eight children, Bennie graduated from Guthrie High School and served in the U. S. Marine Corp., in the Pacific Theater, during WWII. He was truly one of the Greatest Generation. Bennie was employed as a letter carrier at the Guthrie Post Office. After retiring, he was employed by Baker Service Tools for several years. He was a former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond and a director of the Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association. Bennie and Betty loved living the country life, raising livestock and tending large gardens. Bennie grew the best tomatoes and enjoyed sharing them with family and friends. In the last couple of years, residing at the Norman Veterans Center, he enjoyed playing Bingo and dominoes with his buddies there. He never met a stranger and loved visiting with people, often doing so in hospitals and nursing homes.
Fondly known as Grampy, he will be greatly missed by his granddaughters Tara Martin, Kali Clark and great grandchildren Stella and Karsten Clark. He leaves behind stepdaughter, Karen Martin (Von); stepson, Joe Craven; daughters, Donna Scheihing (Nolan) and Doreen Buckley (Lawrence); son, Darrel Dutcher, and numerous other adoring family members and friends. Bennie was predeceased by his parents; wife of 51 years, Betty; son, Dallas Dutcher; sisters, Elizabeth Tumlinson, Edith Marang, Georgia Ward and Leona Harris; and brothers, Raymond, Guy and Wayne Dutcher.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Norman Veterans Center, for the love and care they gave Bennie in the last couple of years of his life.
A small graveside service will be held at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, at 2:30 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until noon.