Mr. Robert “B-Bob” Benton

Published 2:59pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Funeral service for Mr. Robert “B-Bob” Benton, 97, of Alexander City, will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park with veteran’s honors provided by the Alexander City Veteran’s Honor Guard.  Sister Peggie Ott and Bro. Tony Harris will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Benton passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home.

He was born on April 23, 1915 in Coosa County, Alabama to Authur Benton and Roma Lee Peoples Benton.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Benton worked for Liberty National for 22 years and retired from the United States Postal Service.  He was a VFW member, an American Legion Mason, and an Elks Lodge member.  Mr. Benton enjoyed golfing, fishing, and was an avid Auburn football fan.  Most of all he loved life, people, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Patti Walker (Hershel) of Alexander City and Jeannie Daniels of Montgomery; grandchildren, Jimmy Martin (Shelia) of Alexander City, Krystal Martin of Panama City, FL, Jennifer Allen (Jeremy) of Montgomery, and Nicole Thornton (Ryan) of Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Austin Martin, Isabella De La Guera, and Hudley Thornton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Ruth White Benton; his parents; sisters, Levis Johnson, Artie Hicks, and Loudie Spraggins; and brothers, Leonard Benton, L.D. Benton, Sr., Paul Benton, Sr., and James Benton.

The family requests no flowers but memorial donations be given to the Family Worship Center of Alexander City, Alabama, P.O. Box 1947, Alexander City, AL 35011.

The family would like to extend their love and thanks to each employee at the Bill Nichols State Veteran Home.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.