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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  • January 08, 2009
    angel says:
    I LOVE YOU BE GOOD OKAY ILOVEYOU

  • January 08, 2009
    Cori Leigh (Carmichael) Brousard says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Bobby..I remember him in highschool and he also knew my father Bobby Carmichael. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. My families thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of pain and in the celebration of his life. God Bless!

  • January 08, 2009
    Gene & Kim Beck says:
    Dear Family, I grew up with Bobby during our Jr.High School years.I am sorry to learn of his death.May his memory live on forever in lives of each of you.It is comforting to know he is no longer suffering.God makes no mistakes...Trust in Him.Our prayers are with you as you walk out the days ahead.May you find peace and comfort knowing others care also. Sincerely, Gene & Kim Beck (Long)

  • February 04, 2009
    Wendy Young says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Love Billy and Wendy Young and Family

  • February 04, 2009
    Lorrie Benton says:
    Brother, Brother-in-law, and Uncle, God sent the angels to come and resuce you from pain. So long you have suffered, but now God has said no more! Our cherished memories of your smiling face and joyful laughter will be with us always. When the gentle breeze passes us by, we will know you are near. Until we meet again dear brother RIP. Love Kevin, Lorrie and Courtney Benton