Everett P. Benton
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Portsmouth - Everett P. Benton, 84, passed away after a brief illness on May 27, 2014.
He was born in Sunbury, NC, and was a lifetime resident of Portsmouth. He retired after forty-two years from Norfolk and Portsmouth Beltline Railroad.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Armia Benton; granddaughter, Mindy Baker; a brother, three sisters and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Hubbard Benton; three daughters, Linda Cuthbertson, Janet Baker, Allie Thorpe (John); four grandchildren, Carrie, Chris, Tracey and Christy and six great-grandchildren.
He will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, always putting family first. He is loved by many and will be missed by all.
The family will receive friends at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snellingsfuneralhome.com
Snellings Funeral Home - George Washington Highway Chapel
1144 George Washington Highway N Chesapeake, VA 23323
Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 29, 2014