Edward Harold Benton

April 28, 1949June 27, 2020

Easley, SC – Mr. Edward Harold Benton, age 71, of Easley, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Born on April 28, 1949, he was the son of the late Samuel Harold Benton and Eileen Jarvis Benton. He is the husband to Cherie Marielena Girard Benton.

Surviving are a son Timothy Edward Benton (Treesa) of Sanford, Florida and daughters Charity Mechelle Benton Walker (Adam) of Winter Springs, Florida and Marielena Petruska (Brian) of Lyman, South Carolina. Also surviving are grandchildren Talon, Cheyenne, Logan, Angel and Samantha and a sister Barbara Benton of Auburn, New Hampshire.

Mr. Benton served in the United States Air Force and worked his career there as an aircraft mechanic. Mr. Benton was an avid mechanic who loved to fix anything that had an engine or battery. He spent a lot of time after the Air Force customizing vans. He was a long time member of the Burlington Family Van Club. He was a self-taught welder and auto body man. He worked some as a small engine repair man. He was a member of McKissick Center in Liberty, loved playing pool and picking and grinning with friends on his guitar.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 11 AM in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park located at 2410 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, South Carolina. A visitation will be Wednesday at 10 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the McKissick Center at 349 Edgemont Ave, Liberty, South Carolina 29657.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Benton family.

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  • Samual Harold Benton, Father (deceased)
  • Eileen Jarvis Benton, Mother (deceased)
  • Cherie Marielena Girard Benton, Spouse
  • Timothy Edward Benton (Treesa), Son
  • Charity Mechelle Benton Walker (Adam), Daughter
  • Marielena Petruska (Brian), Daughter
  • Talon, Grandchild
  • Cheyenne, Grandchild
  • Logan, Grandchild
  • Angel, Grandchild
  • Samantha, Grandchild
  • Barbara Benton, Sister

  • Timothy Benton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brian Petruska, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Logan Walker, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020


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Betty Juberg

June 29, 2020

I recall when you became members of our church. So sorry about our loss of Ed.