Anthony Ray “Tony” Bender, 55, of Hillsboro, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Seaman.

He was born in Georgetown on Nov. 10, 1961, the son of Elizabeth Eunice Planck.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul Eugene Grisham of Hillsboro; one sister, Crystal Alexander; and one brother, Mike Bender.

Tony is survived by one daughter, Brandy Bender of Hillsboro; two brothers, Steven (Patty) Bender of Mowrystown and David Grisham of Sardinia; a sister, Penny Waits of Wilmington; and two grandchildren, Hailey Snyder and Hayden Bender.

He was a member of F.O.E Aerie 1161 in Hillsboro.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with a burial to follow at Fincastle Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on March 24 at the funeral Home.

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