GASTONIA - David Edgar "Beno" Benoy, 76, passed away Oct. 29, 2013, at the Robin Johnson House with his loving family by his side.
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He had fought a year long battle with lung cancer.
He was born December 1, 1936 to the late William T. Benoy and Minnie Propst Benoy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, David Edgar Benoy, Jr. and sister, Rosetta Leatherman and an infant brother.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Peggy Hampton Benoy; his daughter, Debbie Benoy Barnhill and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Ash-ley C. Benoy, Thomas C. Barnhill II, Davis L. Barnhill and Nicholas A. Barnhill; brother, Richard E. Benoy and wife Ruth; sister, MaryJane Bland Fortner and husband Frank; numerous nieces and nephews
David was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, graduate of Gaston College and retired from Burlington & Salem Trucking Company. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a dear friend to so many. He attended South Gastonia Church of God.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at South Gastonia Church of God with the Revs. Bobby Gilley and Sam Barnette offici-ating.
Interment will be at Stanley Cemetery, Stanley.
Memorials may be made to: Gaston Hospice, Post Office Box 3984, Gastonia, North Carolina 28053.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 1, 2013