Benton Grier White, Jr.

November 15, 1935 - February 11, 2015
Benton Grier White, Jr.


Benton Grier White, Jr. age 79 a native of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Ben was born on November 15, 1935 to Benton Grier White, Sr. and Ina Taylor White.

Ben is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy; daughters, Palmer Spaulding (Chuck) of Scottsboro, AL, Sandi Altman (Tim) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Kelley Ozogul and Suzie White both of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Rob Williams (Cammie), Stephen White, Jon-Erik White, Chris Altman (Victoria), Sean Ozogul, and Grace A. Groseclose; great grandchildren, Syerra, Amber, Randon, Reah, Leyla, Benton, and Allee; and sister, Syvaughn W. Clemmons

Ben graduated from New Hanover High School in 1954 and attended East Carolina University on a swimming scholarship and lettered his 1st year. He was a tri-athlete for many years. He worked for Riegel Paper Co., now International Paper Co. for 40 years. During his retirement he had good times on his boat with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the graveside in Oakdale Cemetery on N. 15th Street.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401

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  • February 12, 2015
    KAY George says:
    Kelley...You and your family are in my thoughts and I am so sorry for your loss. I know you loved your father and you will miss him very much. You will carry him in your heart always where he has always been.

  • February 12, 2015
    Carl and Nancy White says:
    Judy, We were saddened to hear of Grier's death. We will try to get to the memorial service. I have had medical problems myself this week and may not be able to come. Carl

  • February 15, 2015
    Bean and Aidan Flynn says:
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Ben's passing. Our little section of Kelly Rd. will never be the same! We'll cherish the fond memories of yard conversations and friendly smiles. We are sending prayers for peace and comfort for Mrs. Judy and all your family.

  • February 13, 2015
    Robie says:
    You have always been and always will be my best buddy. You treated me like a son and taught me so many things. I could never say thank you enough. I love you Popie.

  • February 13, 2015
    Pete Peterson says:
    Judy, so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. I will miss his friendship. Pete Peterson