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Philip Joseph Bender, II

October 8, 1936 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 82)


Philip Joseph Bender, II, 82, husband of the late Karn Bender, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Philip J. and Josephine Ferguson Bender.

Mr. Bender served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Brookwood Church and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, cross-stitching, and was a Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his daughter, Kirsten Harkness and husband, William, of Greer, SC; son, Philip Bender, III and wife, Catherine, of Johnson City, TN; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie Jo Gibbs.

A visitation will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast. The funeral service will be on Friday, October 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Brookwood Church followed by burial in the M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Point Pl., Simpsonville, SC 29681; or to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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October 10, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thomas McAFee Funeral Homes Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29680

Funeral Service
October 11, 2019

1:00 PM
Brookwood Church
580 Brookwood Point Place
Simpsonville, SC 29681

October 11, 2019

2:00 PM
M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery
140 Inway Drive
Anderson, SC 29621


Brookwood Church
580 Brookwood Point Pl., Simpsonville SC 29681

Open Arms Hospice
1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville SC 29680

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