James Thomas “Tom “ Benton, 66 of Fayetteville passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Tom was born and raised in Fayetteville, N.C.. He graduated from Seventy First High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Campbell University and a Master of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix.
Tom served 8 years in the Air Force as a Flight Medic and 12 years in the Army National Guard as a Platoon Sergeant. Tom retired from the University of Phoenix in Fayetteville as an Enrollment Counselor and spend his retirement at his home in Fayetteville with his wife, Ally.
Tom was predeceased by his father, James Ray Benton, and brother Steven Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Alice “Ally”, mother, Ellen Benton, sister Sue Benton Vines, brother Robert Benton, daughter Jennifer Benton Tucker and husband Shane, daughter Angela Benton Enloe and grandchildren Ashley and Steele Enloe.
A memorial service will be held at Lafayette Baptist Church on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at noon. A visitation will be one hour prior the the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lafayette Baptist Church in Honor of Tom. Church address is: 501 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
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There is a wonderful promise mentioned by Jesus at John 6:40 and John 5:25 concerning the future prospect of those sleeping in death. When the family feels up to it, please read those scriptures and be comforted by the ‘God of all comfort’. So sorry for your loss.
Submitted by A Neighbor on Jun 7 2018 12:00:00 PM
Hello Benton Family, I'm a Neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Jun 7 2018 10:38:16 AM
Losing a loved one is never easy. The scriptures can be a source of comfort at this time.
Isaiah 25:8 let's us know, "He will swallow up up death forever, And the sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
I hope this helps.
Submitted by JoAnn on May 31 2018 08:11:55 PM
So sorry to hear about Tom, Your beloved husband, one thing for sure, you can look to the future, and thanks to our Great God, you will have an opportunity to be with him again, May God bless you and the family during your great loss,
And looking at his picture, he looks so ALIVE and enjoyed life when he was in good health..Enjoyed knowing him..
Submitted by Robert L. Nunnery on May 31 2018 09:37:37 AM
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Carey Benton-Jewett lit a candle on May 30 2018 09:51:02 PM
This message comes from Mom and Dad (Jay and Jackie) Ferree and Jill. You are so loved and appreciated by my parents and they feel that they are adopted parents to you. Please know that we are praying for you and your family in this hard time.
Submitted by Jill Austin on May 30 2018 04:36:27 PM
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Jill and Tom Austin lit a candle on May 30 2018 04:34:47 PM
I have many good memories of Tom, but one I'll never forget. He was the oldest child in the family, and when he was about 18 months old, his Mom and Dad needed a get-a-way, so he was left with his Grandma and Granddaddy Tew and his two teenage aunts, Lena and Alma (me). He was ok for an hour or so and then he realized Mom and Dad were gone. He cried top of his lungs (Mama) and ran around in circles for hours until he was totally exhausted! He actually could not make a sound anymore. Believe you me, that was memorable. But more recently, he was faithful in his devotion to his Mom, my sister, especially when she broke her ankle, and went to every family reunion that I can remember. So he will be missed.........
Submitted by Alma Mintz (Aunt) on May 30 2018 09:25:07 AM
Tom was my first cousin and we will really miss him in our Benton family of over 100 cousins. I am so happy Tom was my first cousin. God Bless You Cuz Tom.
Submitted by Drew and Melva Nealeans on May 29 2018 09:45:57 PM
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Drew Nealeans lit a candle on May 29 2018 09:44:06 PM
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