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Karl A. Benge

Karl A. Benge

Karl A. Benge, age 28, of Mad River Township, Clark County, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015.

He was born June 24, 1986, the son of Jackie W. Eubank and Janet K. Benge. Karl graduated from Greenon High School in 2004 and continued his education, earning his bachelors degree as a sound engineer. He was employed with Exceptional Sounds as a sound engineer and worked on award winning films, including “A Lion in The House,” which won an Emmy award, and “The Last Truck” which was nominated for an Oscar.

He provided live production for concerts and events all over the state, including Oregon Express. He also was a contractor for Sound Force. His passion was music, playing the bass in the band White Soots. His other hobbies included soccer, baseball, gaming, and X-Box. He was an avid sports fan.

Karl was preceded in death by a special grandmother, Eleanor P. Hamblett; uncle, Bob Gaines; three aunts, Rachel Roberts, Pamela Benge, Linda Benge; and mentor and coach, Gene D’Aloiso. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Barbara and John Benge, Alma Sites, Bob Kepperling, Fountain Lee Eubank; special mothers, Pat Dorney, Sue Byrum; special fathers, Chuck Dorney, Tim Berger, Robert Byrum; seven brothers, Johnnie W. Benge, Eric Dorney, Kevin Dorney, Kraig Byrum, Kyle Byrum, Trent Thomas, Isaiah Slepicka; sister, Kyra Dorney; friends, Mary Tyndall, Mark Forester, Linda Seals, Molly Schriber, Steve Leonard, Joshua Palmer; two aunts, Pat Gaines and Jane Myers; two uncles, Jerry Eubank and Willy (Shirley) Hinson; as well as many other cousins and extended family.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, May 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m., Pastor Jonathan Schriber officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnnie Benge Educational Music Fund at any Wright-Patt Credit Union. Condolences may be made to the family at


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