F. Bennett Register

August 22, 1938 - August 8, 2013
F. Bennett Register


Bennett Register, of Wilmington passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on August 8, 2013, with his family near his side.

Ben as he was known to family and friends, was born August 22, 1938, in Wilmington, NC, the son of the late Council Costin Register Sr. and Helen Register Gore. He graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 1956 and moved to Wilmington shortly afterwards. Ben retired from Textilease where he worked as a Route Supervisor for 35 years. He later worked for himself with Ben’s Reliable Painting until he retired again in 2002.

Ben was an avid, scratch-handicap golfer. He won the 1st flight of the 1962 Municipal Club Championship, and placed runner-up in the 1963 City Open Amateur Golf Tournament in Wilmington. He also enjoyed the great outdoors while Dove hunting and fishing.

Most importantly, Ben was a man of sensitivity, humor, and loved his family immensely. Ben is survived by his wife Janice of 33 years and his children Ruth Register Meno and the late Victor Meno of Wilmington, and his son Bennett Scott Register and wife Lynne of St. Marys, Georgia. Ben is also survived by Janice’s children Glenda Smith Floyd and husband John of Wilmington, and McKay Smith and wife Lori also of Wilmington.

Ben and Janice’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren include; Ruth and Vic’s children Bradley Meno, Wesley Meno, Ashley Meno Untalan and husband John Untalan of Wilmington; Scott and Lynne’s daughter Delia Register Smith, husband Barrett Smith and Ben’s great-grandson Grayson Emory Smith of Bowman, SC; Glenda and John’s daughters Jordan and Katelyn of Wilmington; and McKay and Lori’s children Rebecca, David, Landon and Brayden also of Wilmington.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a funeral service immediately to follow.
A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,. NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • August 10, 2013
    Billy Fowler says:
    Janice, Sorry to here of Ben's Passing. Condolances to you and family. I remember all the good times at Textilease we had.

  • August 10, 2013
    Marilyn Killingsworth says:
    Janice, I am so sorry for your lost. My condolences to you and your family. Marilyn Killingsworth

  • August 09, 2013
    Ray & Pat Brehmer says:
    Janice, Ray & I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Ben was one of the best friends you could ever have. We enjoyed spending many hours over coffee telling jokes bringing up old memories and living life to the fullest. We know you will always be smiling down on us. Until we meet again in heaven dear friend. We will carry you in our hearts forever. Love, Ray & Pat Brehmer

  • August 09, 2013
    Jimmy and Peggy Schupp says:
    Janice, Peggy and I are sorry for your loss. We all loved Ben mainly because he was so lovable. Jimmy and Peggy Schupp

  • August 10, 2013
    Firehouse Subs says:
    We are going to miss our favorite customer "CRISPY BACON BEN" He loved to share stories with us and keep us laughing. We know he will live on in our hearts!