William, 85, of McDonald, died Monday, August 5, 2019, in his home.
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He was born January 28, 1934, in McDonald a son of the late Earnest Robert and Lillian Blanche Cox Benard.
Mr. Benard was previously employed at Mayview and Western State Hospitals as a caregiver. He enjoyed playing bingo and he also learned to crochet. He was a US Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Cattie Pearl Benard; children, Toni Gale (Louis) Multunas of McDonald, William Vaughan Benard of Carnegie, Marcy Arlette Benard of McDonald, Alec Jon Benard of Washington and Lillian Aleene Benard of Waynesburg; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Lilly Mae George and Chrissy Faye Bruce.
He was preceded in death by 5 siblings.
Friends will be received Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 2-8 p.m., in the Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Avenue, McDonald (724-926-2800). A service will be held on Friday August 9 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery.