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Carl Benton

September 12, 1937 — August 20, 2022

Fremont

Carl Benton

Carl Owen Benton, 84, of Fremont, died Saturday, August 20, 2022, doing what he loved to do, working on the farm.

Funeral, Tuesday, 2:00 PM, Fremont Missionary Baptist Church, followed by a time of visiting and sharing.  The burial will be for and at the convenience of the family

He was a 1956 graduate of Fremont School where he excelled on the basketball court.  He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy, and they farmed for 42 years. He was known by his children and grandchildren for the statement, “I may not be the biggest or the fastest but no one will out work me.” He enjoyed hunting and fishing on his farm, in Martin County and along the coast with his family and friends. After retiring from farming he took up the game of golf. On many occasions he would shoot his age. 

Carl loved his entire family and they loved him.

Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Peggy Owens Benton; sons, Jaden Benton of the home, Gary Benton (Anne) of Fremont, Neal Benton (Shelby) of Goldsboro and Mike Benton (Joan) of New Kent, VA; grandchildren, Bryan (Rachel), David (Christina), Kelly, Owen (Olivia), Stephen (Emily), Mallory (Carl), Emily, Brooke (Chris), Beau, and Anna; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Geraldine Holland of Goldsboro; brothers, J. B. Benton (Eunice) of Fremont and Bobby Benton (Sandra) of Pikeville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Irene Langston Benton; brother, Ray Benton.

Memorials are suggested to Fremont Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 906, Fremont, NC 27830.

Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr N, Wilson, (252) 237-7171; www.wilsonmemorialservice.com

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

2:00 - 2:45pm (Eastern time)

Fremont Missionary Baptist Church

108 N Vance St, Fremont, NC 27830

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

2:45 - 3:30pm (Eastern time)

Fremont Missionary Baptist Church

108 N Vance St, Fremont, NC 27830

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