Benton L. Kennedy, 80, Russell, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Center, Wilson.

He was born June 12, 1937, in Gorham to Gerald L. and Katherine A. (Nault) Kennedy. He was a 1956 graduate of Bunker Hill High School.

He married Janice K. Vanderbur on Dec. 28, 1963, in Russell. He was bus driver for nine years at Russell Public Schools.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years; two sons, Kirby W. Kennedy, El Paso, Texas, and Curt A. Kennedy, Russell; a daughter, Laina M. Sack, Phoenix; a sister, Barbara Yost, Russell; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. Services will conclude at the mortuary.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Center in care of the mortuary.