AHOSKIE, NC – William Allen “Adam” Benton, Jr., age 50, of NC Hwy 561 East, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family after a long, hard-fought battle with ALS.
Adam was born on October 10, 1971 to William Allen “Bill” Benton, Sr. and Frances Moseley Benton in Greensboro, NC. He loved his family deeply and cherished every moment spent with them. Adam loved being a police officer and was a great dad to his two boys, Hunter and Holden. He also enjoyed hunting and cutting jokes every chance he got. Adam was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Left to cherish Adam’s memory are his parents, William and Frances Benton of Ahoskie; two sons, Hunter Benton of Winton, and Holden Benton of Ahoskie; and three sisters, Katherine Benton Jones and husband Lawrence of Clayton, NC, Kristina Bracy and husband Bobby of Raleigh, NC, and Keri Arrington and husband Calvin of Raleigh, NC.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Garrett Sykes Funeral Home with Pastors Greg Hurdle and Johnny Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens and the family request friends to join them immediately following the committal service at Mug Shotz, Main Street, Ahoskie for a time of refreshment and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation, PO Box 47, Hertford, NC 27944 or you may donate online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Benton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Love and prayers to the family. You all were beside Adam through his fight with ALS. He had such perseverance and for that we have tremendous admiration. He will be missed by so many. May he finally be at peace. We pray God’s comfort surrounds you all through the tough days.
Dear Kris, My condolences to you and your family on your loss of your beloved brother. May he rest in peace , He was a true warrior fought the disease with might . May the beautiful memories comfort you thru this difficulty time
Bill, Francis and family, I have known Adam from a kid to adulthood. He was a good man and great law enforcement officer. He served citizens of Ahoskie and Hertford County with pride and dignity. RIP my Brother
Our hearts go out to the entire family . Adam will be greatly missed . Sending our love and prayers .
So saddened to hear of Adam’s passing. He was such an amazing person, funny, kind, generous and dedicated to his family, hunting, and his community. He will be missed by so many.
He will truly be missed. He was a great guy.
Bill and Frances and family, I am so sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. I knew he fought a hard fight for several years, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He is completely healed now and is just waiting for you on the other side of the door. God bless and comfort you all during this most difficult of times.
Adam was a great friend and neighbor, and what a fighter, he fought so long. He has earned his rest and God will take care of the rest. Prayers to all the family.
Sending prayers for the Benton family as Heaven gained an amazing man when Adam walked through those gates. A true friend who was always there and knew how to make me smile when all I wanted to do was cry. Knowing he’s watching over us and running along those streets of gold today brings a smile to my tears…gone from the body but not from our hearts.
Kris, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love.