Harold Benfield

June 23, 1956July 2, 2011

Harold Gene Benfield, 55, of Morganton, NC formerly of Old Fort, NC passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Grace Hospital. He was born June 23, 1956 in Burke County, NC to Lois Marie Benfield of Old Fort, NC and to the late Donald Ray Benfield.

In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Deborah.

Surviving are his wife, Vanessa Carver Benfield of the home; two sons, Harold Gene Benfield, Jr. of Morganton, NC and Donald Ray Benfield of the home; two daughters, Nicole Howard and husband, Steve of Asheville, NC and Anglia Walker and husband, Joe of Marion, NC; one brother, Frank Benfield of Old Fort, NC; and three sisters, Vicki, Teresa and Tammy; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort, NC. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort, NC with Rev. James Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Community Cemetery.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, July 5, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Sherry Davidson

June 28, 2012

Well Harold, it's almost been a year now and I cannot believe it. I lost my Dad in April so if you see him, tell him I love him. You will never be forgotten ole buddy. Hope your fishing days are good. Love ya.

Donald Benfield

January 10, 2012

Dad its me again. Its been so long without u. I think about u everyday. Things here are so messed up without u. I don't know where to turn and I've got no strength left to fight. Please send me a sign. I love u and miss u dearly.

Tara Elliott

July 30, 2011

Precious Moments... Never Forgotten.

Edna Stamey

July 27, 2011

Benfield Family:
So sorry for your loss.. harold will always be remembered for the good times and bad.. Edna

July 20, 2011

Iam so sorry i just found out this morning Edna had got a email i dont no what to say marie iam so sorry i no you are going though hell now but you are a tough women and i no we havent talked in a while but you are my sister and i love you love always Susie

Amber Edwards

July 8, 2011

Harold was a very good man i will miss him so much i havent kept in touch over the past few years though now i wish i had you never know when someones time is up though this should push everyone to spend more time with there loved ones. I pray that donnie and gene both know ill be there for them through all of this i love you guys you know how to reach me

Nicole Revis, Howard

July 8, 2011

Daddy, it's your little girl. I know you are listening and I just want to say that I love you more than life itself. Im sorry that I didnt get to visit more often and Im even more sorry that you didnt get to spend more time with your grandbabies. We all love you very much and you will always be in our hearts. You walk with me and help me be strong from this day forward because all I want is to make you proud. Tell grandpa Benfield I said hello and I love him and I look forward to the day we all will reunite again in heaven. I love you always you PURTY man you.

donald benfield

July 8, 2011

This was my dad. He was the strongest hearted man I've ever known. He loved to fish and I believe in my heart he's on the carp banks of heaven now, slayin em like he always did. Thanks to all who have been there for me and I love you all. I will miss you dearly daddy. U were my strive and strength. But now I shall stand strong for you like I know you would want me to. I got huge shoes to fill but with our family sticking together we can alll make it. Im gonna miss you so much dad and I will think about u everyday until we meet un heaven. I love you so much and wont ever forget you.

Jerry & Kathy Gentry

July 7, 2011

I am so sorry to here of your loss. Harold has been a true friend to me for 40 years.Without his help , I might have never caught a Carp... He will always be in me heart,and will be messed.

Dora Pressley

July 7, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.