SUPPLY — Bradley Gerald Benton, from Supply, N.C., passed away at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, N.C., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Brad was born April 29, 1983, at New Hanover Hospital and was the son of Lawrence “Jerry” Benton, and wife, Pauline, of the home and Toni Nickel Benton of Supply.
Brad’s children, Tanner Cain Benton and Grayce Elizabeth Johnson, were the source of his pride and joy. In addition to his children and parents, Brad was loved by his brother, Christopher Tanner “Beef” Benton, and wife, Heather; his sister, Casey Erin Benton; his longtime friends, Austin “A BOY” Robbins and Nikki Beresoff; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his Sharon United Methodist Church family, where he was a beloved member.
In honor and memory of Brad, the flag was lowered to half-staff and his helmet displayed at Civietown Fire Department where he volunteered and served with honor. A graduate of West Christian Academy, Brad also enjoyed hunting, fishing and had a special talent for working with computers.
His family was very proud of not only the father, son and brother Brad was, but also for the bravery and determination with which he faced the many hardships and health challenges in his 33 years. The family extends a special word of gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Cypress Pointe for their care-giving.
To remember and celebrate Brad, a family visitation will be held Monday Nov. 21, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Dr., Shallotte. A service of death and resurrection to be held at Sharon UMC on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. An internment will follow at the Silent Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Reed Garcia, Nick Caison, Austin “A BOY” Robbins, Mark Hewett, Ethan Clewis and Jason Haigler.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes monetary donations to a trust fund for his children at Crescom Bank.