Rex Grayson Benfield Sr.

June 17, 1957July 11, 2018
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Rex Grayson Benfield Sr., 61, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 17, 1957 to the late Gray Grayson Benfield and Rebecca Keever Benfield in Catawba County. Rex, or better known by his family as “Big Rex”, loved life, his friends and his family very much. Survivors include his son, Rex G. Benfield, II of Hickory; grandchildren, Bella Benfield; sisters, Carolyn Teague of Hickory and Alice Lail and husband Steve of Conover; nieces; Christle Teague, Tonya Osland, Diedra Harvey, Caroline Lail; and nephew, Randal Lail. A gathering of friends will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home.


  • GATHERING OF FRIENDS Monday, July 16, 2018

Rex Grayson Benfield Sr.

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Gina Gouge

July 16, 2018

Billy and I met Rex many years ago and it was an instant friendship between the 3 of us! He had the biggest heart and kept us laughing! Such a good guy gone way too soon! Our condolences to the family. RIP my friend.........until we meet again......we will always have great memories of you! Love Billy and Gina Gouge

Chad Stone

July 16, 2018

Always liked ole Rex. Prayers to all his Family . May you cherish the good times as he suffers no more.

Shawn Travis

July 15, 2018

Gonna miss you bud. You were a great role model to me through the years. I hope I can be as good a man as you were.

Beverly Biser

July 14, 2018

Met Rex thru family...we saw each other at family reunions...he was always charming...he made you feel so comfortable and important. He loved my turkey gravy! He didn't judge you just, welcomed you! He'll be missed.

Billie Sutton. Yates

July 13, 2018

Rex ya gonna be missed..I know we lost touch the past few years..but the memories are in my heart..many many good memories. Ya was a Great boss and a Great friend may Our Lord comfort your family and loved ones.

Tabatha Schronce

July 13, 2018

“RIP” Rex Benfield. Sending prayers for family and friends!!!

Lisa Stansel

July 13, 2018

My Heart is heavy for the passing of my friend Rex...You are loved by many...Rip my friend until we meet again..Love You Rex,.

Rick Sigmon

July 13, 2018

Rest in Peace my friend .Till we meet again.

Rex Benfield

July 12, 2018

Goodbye, dad. I will miss our talks, our online poker playing, trips to the casino, movie night, and eating out together. Most of all I will miss the little voice of Bella saying papa.

Greg Smyre

July 12, 2018

Rip brother, till we meet again