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
    Lisa Autry Oxendine says:
    I am the youngest daughter of Bobby & Dorothy Autry and a cousin to Bobby. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. It's been many years since I've seen him or the rest of the family. The lord takes the good ones I always say. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. I'll always remember following him & Kevin around & annoying them...as only I could do. Rest In Peace....Say Hi to my Dad. Lisa

  • January 08, 2009
    Belinda Benton says:
    Daddy, After all the talks we had about this day, I have to say... I still wasn't ready. If I weren't about to have your grandson I would've been by your side, every time I talked to you I just cried. You shouldn't have been alone. But I'm so happy I got to talk to you on the phone. You were worried about not getting to see or hold you're grandson, but I know you can see him even if I can't see you. I had planned to be at the service too, but the doctor said that being 9 months pregnant, it isn't safe. He had to tell me the risks just in case. I almost came anyway. Im like you that way as they say. We do what we want no matter what people think! But this time I had to decide what was best even though it stinks! I will always regret not being there, but I know you're with me everywhere. No one knows you like I do, trust me when I say I will always be thinking of you!

  • February 04, 2009
    Krissie Sierra says:
    In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always! Love Jose and Krissie Sierra

  • January 07, 2009
    Terisa Benton says:
    To My Husband and Friend Bobby your smile would light up a room. To all who knew "Biggame" you made a difference in our lives. Through the good times and bad I always loved you,now at last you can have peace. Love you always my friend and husband.

  • January 07, 2009
    Laurie Williams says:
    I remember Bobby's smile the most. I know that he loved his wife and family and he was loved by them all. I pray for peace to you all and the reassurance that you will be reunited with those you love in heaven.