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DEATH NOTICE: Ben Davisson, 83

Bennie “Ben” Ray Davisson, 83, of Owensboro, Kentucky, died June 12, 2019.

The U.S. Army veteran was born March 13, 1936, in Ohio County to Robert and Augusta Hobbs Davisson. He was a member of Masonville United Methodist Church and was a 1954 graduate of Daviess County High School. His hobbies included art, travel and driving and collecting sports cars.

Davisson worked more than 40 years at Southern Tank and Petroleum, the petroleum equipment distributorship division of Southern Tank and Manufacturing, where he retired as general manager in 1998.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers Willard “Bill” Davisson and Douglas Davisson; and a sister, Mary Ann Davisson.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Julia Carter Davisson; a son; Eric (Susan) Davisson, of Cynthiana; a daughter, Andrea (Brian Payne) Johnson, of Owensboro; and two grandsons.

Services were June 17, 2019, in the Chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial followed at Rosehill Cemetery.