Bobby Ray Benton, Sr.

April 5, 1943 - June 20, 2022
Bobby Ray Benton, Sr.


Bobby Ray Benton, Sr. age 79 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away on the 20th of June of 2022 at Northchase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington.

Bobby was born in Wilmington on April 5, 1943 to the late Bonair and Estelle Benton.

Bobby graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC. He then joined the U.S. Army and became a member of the Special Forces and a Green Beret. He was also a Vietnam Veteran. Bobby also studied Engineering Project Management at NC State University. He won many championships coaching Babe Ruth baseball in Wilmington, NC. He loved the outdoors and was a member of the Longbluff Hunting Club.

Bobby is survived by his son Kevin Benton, his brothers Billy Benton and Jimmy Benton, and his grandchildren Jesse, Courtny, Belinda, Cole, and Heath, and a great grandson Brock. He is predeceased by his parents Bonair and Estelle Benton, his wife Bonnie Faye Matz-Benton, his son Bobby Ray Benton, Jr., and his brother Benny Benton.

There will be a private family burial on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 3:00pm, taking place at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Bobby’s urn will be interred next to his late wife, Bonnie Faye Matz-Benton.

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  • June 22, 2022
    Pam Anthony says:
    Losing Bonnie and Bobby months apart has been heartbreaking to me.

  • June 22, 2022
    Wilbur & Lila Reaves says:
    Sorry for your loss, Praying for the family,