OBITUARY

Carl BENGE

February 4, 1966October 10, 2021

Carl Hassell Benge was born on February 4, 1966, in Sparta, NC. His wife and youngest son were at his side when he was called to be with our Lord on October 10, 2021. He left an impact on anyone that he came in contact with. He was a hard-working man who loved his family and friends. He will be remembered as always having a smile on his face and his beautiful love for Jesus. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Donna; his children, Wes, Donnie (Ashley), Brian, and Logan; his dad, Junior; his siblings, Earl (Bonnie), Roger (Faith), Betty, (Ramsey), Robert (Sherlee), Darlene, and Clay; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mom, Ruth, and many others that he will be reunited with in what he referred to as his heavenly mansion. He was definitely loved by many and will be greatly missed. His family would like to thank everyone for all the well wishes and prayers. Gone too soon. God Bless You

Service will be held at Englewood Bible Church, 501 Yale Street, Englewood, Florida on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Services

29 October

Funeral Service

7:00 pm

Englewood Bible Church

501 Yale street
Englewood, FL

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Donna Benge

October 24, 2021

Two weeks and I still can't believe it. I'm so alone without you. I don't know how I'm going forward everyday. Not much to say other than what I've been saying everyday. I miss you. Until I see you again. XOXO

Elana Lapaglia

October 24, 2021

Well Carl I just read the updates here and boy you left a void in so many of our lives. We will never forget your beautiful smile and your laid back ways. Still can’t believe you’re gone this is so crazy. Hope you have all the food you loved up there. Well we will be together next week to say our final goodbyes but we will never forget you. You will live forever in our everyday memories. Until we meet again. “There’s a gator over there…..

Donna Benge

October 23, 2021

Hi sweetie, another Saturday and one day closer to a day that I am dreading. I don't know how to say goodbye to you. More so, I do not want to. I guess you'll be glad to know that I went to Aubrie's cheer and Zaiden's football game. It just mad me sad because I know how much you would have loved being there. We always did the sports stuff together, Heck, we did everything together. I don't think I'll ever get used to you not being here. I am going to Kaitlynn's dance recital tomorrow night. I am hoping it won't be too difficult, because you actually never came to one. They were too late and you were exhausted from work. But coming home and not seeing you sitting there in your chair, talking to one of your brothers on the phone is going to be hard. I used to tell you how beautiful Kaitlynn was and show you the video. But now I can't even do that. Sometimes life can be so unfair. Why can't I just sit here and do nothing but miss you? My heart isn't into any of this other stuff. I do it for my grandchildren. I think if they understood how unhappy it made me, they would understand it if I didn't go. Who knows? But I am home now and the house is quiet. Maybe too quiet. I should turn on the TV or something, but every little thing reminds me of you. I just wish you could come back to me. I know you would if there were any way possible. But there isn't! Well, I will close for now and will definitely talk to you tomorrow. Sleep has been far and in between but I still try. I love you honey. Always in my heart! XOXO

Tammy Cheek

October 23, 2021

Well Carl, I still can't believe that you are gone. Donna has asked me to get your services together here and I am trying really hard to make it special. I want it to be special because it's the last thing that I will ever get to do for you. Dad and Ashley and others are helping, we just won't to celebrate the life that you had here. You were one of the best, I've been trying to think of a Time when I didn't see you smiling or see you happy. I don't think I ever saw you upset. Don't worry about Donna I know this is really hard for her. She is a part of this family and she and Logan and her boys will always be part of this family. I will see you again some day, until then I love and miss you very much.

Brandi Persinger

October 22, 2021

Hey Carl. I hope you're doing well up there. And I hope this goes through because every time I write on mom's it never works!
Today sucks because I know it's one week away until we say goodbye and makes it more real. I feel sick. I can only imagine how my poor sister feels.
Please tell the big man upstairs I'm not happy with him. I am confused and left with so many questions. I can't understand how this could possibly be part of his plans. I'm just angry that I can't understand. And I know, that is normal. I guess it's just the unfortunate truth that the good go too soon.
I know we weren't close per se but you are a good, good man and anyone can see that. To know you is to love you. I'm thankful for the memories we do have (mostly food related! Lol) and that I had the opportunity to see you the day before you went home to the Lord. It's hard to say you're in a better place because I feel like you had a lot of life left to live and a lot of love to share, but you fought for so long and didn't need to endure that struggle and fight any longer.
Give mom a hug and kiss for me and not like I have to tell you, but keep an eye on my sister and help her be at peace. Love you big guy and I miss you more than you know. See you again one day.

Lyn Beers

October 22, 2021

Donna and family -

May the cherished memories in your heart comfort you and make you smile now and in the future.

Donna Benge

October 22, 2021

Good morning sweetheart,
Well here it is Friday. The end of another week and pretty much nothing has changed. Although, it seems like forever since I last seen or talked to you. I think of you constantly. Things we would do, places we would go, shows we would watch and just about everything I do. You were such a big part of my life. Hell, you were my life! We did everything together. I never thought about the day that we wouldn't. Why would I? You left me too soon. We didn't have a chance to sit back and enjoy retirement or even get to that point in our lives. I am so glad that we talked about it all the time. At least I knew your dreams. That's going to have to take me through the years without you. I called your dad yesterday. He sounds good. He was happy to know that we were staying with him when we go up to Celebrate you. Tammy is taking care of everything. I can't even imagine what your service is going to be like in North Carolina. I am sure Tammy is going to make sure it's beautiful. She really misses you. Everyone does. I've been hearing from some of your old friends. You had many, but I am sure you know that. The last time your family saw you was at the family reunion. Who knew that was the last time we'd see your smiling face. Can't imagine next year's reunion. You can be sure that your son and I will be there. We'll visit all the places we loved. Well, I am at work and these memories are making me emotional so I guess I will close for now. I love you honey, Now and always! Forever in my heart. XOXO

Elana Lapaglia

October 21, 2021

Wow I am so use to writing on these memorial as if I am talking to my loved ones I actually forgot to say something to my loving beautiful sister who lost her husband.
Donna my dear beautiful sister and best friend, I don’t know where to begin. I have lost so many loves in my life but I don’t understand the pain of losing my best soulmate love of my life and the main support in my life. My hurt pains for you, I am so sorry you have to go though this pain. I am always here for you and I know you know this. But no words I can say will ease the grief and sorrows you are facing, the pain you will go through, the anger, rage, whys, and what if’s. This is something you do in time and have faith in God to help you through those days and nights. That alone should help you but you have a lot of people and friends and family who is always here for you. But most of all you have beautiful children, grandchildren and memories to insure you the world must go on, that’s why God blesses us with the best things in life and with that being said I think that is enough. Remember the great time you and Carl shared and someday you will be able to look up and say thank you for the blessed and great memories dear, until we meet again. Yes you are gonna miss him every single day, hour, minute and second of each day of your life but it is life and you are still here and you have to live it. But with all that I am so deeply sorry for your loss. And my condolences to Wes, Donnie, Brian and Logan. And your grandchildren too. My prayers are with you all forever to heal your void you all have had to deal with. May God give you all the strength to help you through the pain. Loving you all so so much.
Love your sister Elana See ya soon.

Donna Benge

October 21, 2021

Hey there you, I wonder what you're doing up there? Do you see me? Can you hear me? I know that you are happy because you constantly told me that you were just waiting to get to your mansion in heaven. I am happy for you, too. I have always loved it when things worked out for you but I honestly didn't think that you would be there so soon. I never realized how big our house is until I started walking around all hours of the night just wondering about where you are and why are you gone. It's so cold and empty. I would turn off the air conditioning but you know Logan, he'd go crazy. I am sorry babe. I'm just rambling. I just feel closer to you when I am writing to you. I wish I knew something. God should allow one final conversation with your loved one if only to say "I love you and I'm ok." I wish I had some kind of warning that the last time I kissed you was going to be the last time. Or the last time we held each other was going to be the last. I would have kissed you longer and hugged you tighter! I guess I would have done a bunch of things differently. I need to stop thinking about the "what ifs" they can really drive you insane. Well honey, I am at work so I am going to close for now. I will never say goodbye, because this is not goodbye. You will always be in my heart and I know for sure that I will see you again someday. Always your wife XOXO

Donna Benge

October 20, 2021

Good Afternoon Sweetheart, sorry it took so long for me to write to you today. Been a little busy at work. It takes me longer to get things done now-a-days. Cannot seem to concentrate on one thing for too long. It's so frustrating to know what you want to do one minute and forget two seconds later. I stare at your picture on my phone all day long. It is my screen saver. I miss your smile. I realize that it has only been 10 days, but I don't think I will ever be the same. My life seems like it's moving in slow motion. I wish there was a way that you could come back to me. I don't want to believe that I'll never see you again. It's just so unreal. Damn baby, I can't do this life without you. So many people are in stuck in relationships that they are unhappy in and are looking for a way out. I never wanted to be without you. I was totally content with us and our simple life. We were happy. This should have never happen to us. People say that things happen for a reason but for the life of me, I cannot think of one reason why this happened to us! I just want you back in my life and I can hardly breathe knowing that you will never be back. I am so sorry honey. I really do try to stay strong. Well, I gotta go now. I will talk to you later. You are always in my thoughts and FOREVER in my heart. All my love. XOXO

FROM THE FAMILY