Thursday, February 13, 2014 —
Donald “Tubb” Robert Benton, 58 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.
Donald was born January 3, 1956, in Stanly County. to the late Marvin Archibald Benton Sr. and the late Annie Mae Pankey Benton. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Marvin A. Benton Jr.; and brother-in-law, Jackie McPherson.
There are no services at this time, but the family will be gathering at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Marie Berhannan Benton. of the home; stepsons, Robert William Berhannan, Bronson Lee Berhannan, Waylon Edwards and Jock Edwards; a stepdaughter, Wendy Edwards; his sisters, Joyce Allmon and husband Jimmie of Oakboro, Bonnie Lee and husband Gerald of Oakboro, Lois Rhinehardt and husband Mike of Aquadale and Carolyn McPherson of Norwood; sister-in-law, Charlotte Benton of Albemarle; mother-in-law, Mary Randolph of New York; several stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Joe Almond and his wife Brenda.
Donald “Tubb” loved all his friends, the Root Hogs and enjoyed cooking for them. Donald was an avid fisherman. He loved hunting, but most of all he loved his dogs.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pastor George Mullen.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Benton family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.