Claude Mansfield Benge, age 80, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, March 23, at his home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Morley, Tenn., the son of Charles L. and Vista Adkins Benge.
Mr. Benge was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was a mechanical instrument maker.
Mr. Benge was a member of the Oak Ridge Church of God and attended the First Church of the Nazarene. He was an accomplished guitarist and an avid fisherman. He and his wife of 58 years, Lola Weaver Benge, enjoyed spending time on the road in their R.V. and traveled all across the country. [Read more…]