Mr. Robert Benton, Sr., 78, of Rockingham passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Hospice Haven. He was born May 25, 1940 in Columbus County, son of the late John and Ludie Mae Todd Benton.
Mr. Benton was a member of Faith Fellowship Church. He retired from the Moore County Wastewater Department , where he was a pump mechanic. Prior to this, he was employed with Aleo Manufacturing. Mr. Benton was veteran, serving the U. S. Army. He had been a member of the East Rockingham Men’s Choir.
Service were conducted 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 6th at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace, SC with Rev. Richard Rainwater officiating and visitation prior the service at the church at 2:00 pm. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery.
Mr. Benton is survived by his wife, Judith Davis Benton; children, Shirley Ann Benton of Rockingham, Kimberly (William) Moore of Hamlet, Debbie Woods of Rockingham, Robert Benton, Jr. of Cordova, and John (Blair) Grooms of Rockingham; grandchildren, Lauren Benton, Cassie Marie Swink, Chasey Leigh Brown, Kevin Benton, Crystal Harris, Sheila Orr, Keith Smith, Timmy Grooms, Nick Grooms, and Casey Grooms; great grandchildren, Brooklyn Benton, Sadie Kaye Swink, Mylie McCormick, Lexi Jay Swink, Cayleigh Brown, and Breslyn Benton; brother, Larry (Janice) Benton of Rockingham; and a sister, Jeannette (Larry) McKenzie of Rockingham. Mr. Benton was preceded in death by a brother, James Benton.
Watson - King Funeral Home in Hamlet is assisting the Benton family.