Harold J. (“Head”) Bender, 70, passed away on March 24, 2013. Bender worked several years at the Department of Justice and served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina in 1981. Following his federal service, Bender spent many years as a criminal defense attorney in Charlotte. He also spent many years as a football referee in the Southern Conference. He retired in 2010.
Head is survived by his wife Nita Robertson, his daughter, Currin Bender, and two step sons, Ford Robertson and Bradley Robertson. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at St. Philip’s Episocpal Church in Southport, North Carolina. Click here to view full obituary