Former Circuit Judge Ben Wexler Dies

Retired Circuit Court Judge Benjamin King Wexler died Aug. 11 at the age of 90.  For his service in World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, three air medals and two battle stars. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1960, then worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority before moving to Greeneville to practice law. While in Greeneville he was an assistant district attorney general, city judge, and Greene County attorney. In 1986, he was elected Circuit Court judge for the Third Judicial District of Tennessee from which he retired in 2006. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church, with entombment following in the Chapel Mausoleum at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens with military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County and the Greeneville/Greene County Humane Society. Read his obituary in the Greeneville Sun