Birth Name: Johnny Lee Bench
Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 7, 1947
Ethnicity: English, small amount of Choctaw Native American
Johnny Bench is an American professional baseball player. He was a catcher.
Johnny is the son of Katy and Ted Bench. He is married to Lauren Baiocchi. He has a son with his former wife, model Laura Cwikowski; and two children with Lauren. Lauren is the daughter of South African golfer Hugh Baiocchi.
Johnny’s paternal grandfather was Christopher Henry Clay Bench (the son of Christopher Bench and Nancy James). Johnny’s grandfather Christopher was born in Oklahoma. Johnny’s great-grandfather Christopher was the son of Christopher Charles Bench and Harriet. Nancy was the daughter of Benjamin D. James, Jr. and Mary Ann. Nancy was a member of the Choctaw tribe.
Johnny’s paternal grandmother was Lou Anna Pearl Carpenter (the daughter of Caleb Baal Carpenter and Clara Etta Woolum). Caleb was the son of Alexander Carpenter and Louisa/Louise Bradley. Clara was the daughter of John Wesley Woolum and Mary Catherine Forst.
Johnny’s maternal grandfather was Lonnie Edward Chaney (the son of William C. Chaney and Betty). Lonnie was born in Texas. William was the son of Benjamin Obediah Chaney and Eliza.
Johnny’s maternal grandmother was Verda Josephine Medley (the daughter of William Newton Medley and Eliza Catherine Stone). Verda was born in Oklahoma. William was the son of Damascus Allen Medley and Elvira Carr. Eliza was the daughter of Squire Franklin Stone and Martha Jane Snow.
Genealogies and obituaries of Johnny’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com