SHELBYVILLE -- Ernest L. "Ernie" Bender, 97, of Shelbyville, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Heritage House Convalescent Center in Shelbyville.
Born May 31, 1908 in Greene County, he was the son of John A. and Jenny (Arthur) Bender. On June 1, 1929 he married Doris J. Mullis. She passed away in 2000.
He worked at Admiral as a repairman for 20 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Bible Holiness Church, Shelbyville.
Survivors include: a son Dwayne Bender and his wife Carolyn of Shelbyville; two grandsons, Douglas and Daren Bender, both of Shelbyville; a granddaughter Tina Wampler of Shelbyville; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Doris.
Funeral service will be at Murphy-Parks Funeral Home, 703 Harrison St., Shelbyville, on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery at Shelbyville.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, in care of the funeral home.