Larry Benton, age 77, of Willacoochee, Georgia passed away on Monday June 18, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Benton was born on June 23, 1940 in Coffee County, GA the son of the late Ed Benton and Ruby Kirkland Benton.
He was owner/operator of Benton’s Cabinet’s, was a veteran of the Georgia National Guard and was a member of Mora Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a member of the cemetery committee.
Survivors include two sons, Jesse Benton and wife Shelly of Willacoochee, GA and Larry Benton and wife Kim of Willacoochee, GA; six grandchildren, Jessica Benton, Ashlyn Benton, Rachel Farley, Zane Benton and Josh Farley all of Willacoochee, GA and James Farley and wife Anna of Ambrose, GA; three great grandchildren, Shyann Farley, Anniston Farley and Bryce Farley; special friend, Barbara Rowell of Douglas, GA; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday June 21, 2018 at 11:00am at Mora Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Harper officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Mr. Benton will lie-in-state at the church from 10:30am until time of service. The family received friends Wednesday evening June 20, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Sims Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Curtis Mixon, Randy Barlow, Gary Fields, Johnny Benton, James Farley and Ricky Benton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Mora Baptist Church, 290 Mora Baptist Church Rd. Willacoochee, GA 31650.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.com.
Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.