THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Richard W. "Rick" Benike of Thomson, entered into rest April 23, 2008.
The Funeral Mass was held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Bill Williams officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Benike was born in Rochester, Minn. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a construction worker. Mr. Benike was also Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a son: Layne Benike, LaFayette, Col.; mother: Dorothy Benike, Thomson; brother: Pat Benike, Thomson; sister: Theresa Paxton, Douglasville, Ga.; three nieces and two nephews.
Mr. Benike was preceded in death by his father, Walton L. Benike.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.