Bobby Ray Benton

October 26, 1963 - January 4, 2009
Bobby Ray Benton

The Lord came down and took another angel, Bobby Ray Benton, Jr., 45, of Wilmington, home on January 4, 2009 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Johnny and Betty Rivenbark, and his paternal grandparents, Bonair and Estelle Benton.

This angel leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Terisa; daughter, Belinda Benton; his step-son, William Atkinson; his mother, Gail Moore; brother, Kevin Benton; father, Bobby Benton, Sr., and wife Bonnie; an aunt, Elaine Lewis; uncles, Jimmy, Benny, and Billy Benton and their families; many cousins and a multitude of friends.He never knew a stranger.

He enjoyed singing, fishing, hunting and playing pool. He played high school football at Pender Academy. He also coached T-ball and youth football for his church. Bobby was an avid sportsman and “gadget man”. Some of his most cherished moments were spent in the woods. He will always be loved and remembered by those he touched with his warm eyes, kind heart, and gentle smile. He will be missed by so many but he is with Jesus and many special family members.

Father Mark Johnson will officiate the service at St. Peter’s Church 3:00 P.M Friday January 9, 2009. Friends and family are welcomed following the service at 2259-A Carolina Beach Road.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • February 04, 2009
    Gail Herouvis says:
    No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Love Cleo and Gail Herouvis

  • January 19, 2010
    June King & family says:
    The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • January 09, 2009
    Amanda Fergus Little says:
    To everyone in Bobby Jr.'s life. I am deeply sorry for your lose. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was always a kind, warm and friendly man. No matter what your mood he could put a smile on your face. To Big Bobby and Kevin I Love You and miss you very much. I wish you much peace. May the Lord be with you through these times as well as always. Love, Amanda

  • January 08, 2009
    Bobby Carmichael says:
    I would like to send my deepiest sympathy to the entire Benton Family. Bobby and I knew each other along time and were old friends. Bobby was a "Good Man" and will be deeply missed. May God Bless you in your time of sorrow.

  • January 08, 2009
    angel says:
    I love you and be good okay