David Ralph Benton, age 78 of Calhoun, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Redmond Regional Medical Center.
David was born on February 20, 1940 in Gordon County, Georgia to the late Fred Ralph Benton and Sallie Ann Lay Benton. In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by: a son, Terry Ralph Benton; two brothers, Donald “Tooter” Benton and Rex Benton; and two sisters, Katheryn Parker and Martha Jean Autry. David was a member of New Town Baptist Church, and formerly worked for Mohawk and Whitecrest. David was an avid fan of NASCAR, WWE, the Atlanta Falcons and the Braves.
David is survived by: his two sons, Calvin Benton and his wife Candi, and Kevin Benton and his wife Judy; two daughters, Amy Rickett and her husband Nathan and Teresa Brookshire and her husband, Steve; two brothers, Tommy Benton, and Lamar Benton and his wife Hazel all of Calhoun; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, October 21st at 2 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Clifford Free and Reverend Harold Blackstock officiating. Interment will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Park.
Pallbearers serving include: William Rickett, Jacob Rickett, Jonathan Rickett, Andrew Benton, Bret Benton, David Roberts, Marvin Roberts, and Dustin Corn.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 PM until 9 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the ALS Foundation at 5881 Glenridge Dr #200, Atlanta, GA 30328.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for David Ralph Benton, age 78 of Calhoun.