William Ray Benton, 92, of Lucama, died Monday, October 19, 2020, in his home.
Funeral, Evergreen Memorial Park, Friday, 11:00 AM, conducted by Rev. David Currie.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Pauline Woodard Benton in 2012; parents, Herman and Irene Langston Benton; grandson, Hunter Benton.
“He will be remembered in our hearts as a loving and devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, friend and Papa. He retired from farming and became an avid golfer, but all through his life he always made time for fishing.”
He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Pittman (Fred) of Seaford, VA and Sandra Currie (Jesse) of Wilson; son, Mark Hunter Benton of Lucama; grandchildren, Eric Currie (Donna), David Currie (Amanda), Samantha Demyanyuk (Illya), Daniel Pittman (Kristi), Jeffery Benton (Amanda) and Hunter Benton; great-grandchildren, Austin, Kristin, Evan and Landan Currie, Zachary and Emma Currie, Jacob, Olivia and Scarlett Pittman, Alla and Alecksi Demyanyuk and Jaxson and Jace Benton; sister, Geraldine “Jerry” Holland of Goldsboro; brothers, Carl Benton (Peggy) and J. B. Benton (Eunice) of Fremont; Bobby Benton (Sandra) of Pikeville. The bond between his sister and brothers was hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested Piney Grove FWB Church, 2201 Piney Grove Church Rd, Kenly, NC 27542.