WALNUT COVE — Ronald "Red" Gray Bennett, 67, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013, after battling his illness for an extended period of time, at his home.
He was born January 6, 1946 in Stokes County to Coy Riley and Mary Ruth Reid Bennett. Red loved his family, was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved animals, especially horses. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Red retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System with 39 years of service in the Food Service Department.
A 1 p.m. funeral service was held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Refuge Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Nelson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jamie Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Rhodes Bennett of the home; two daughters, Ronda Duggins and husband Brooks of Walnut Cove and Monica Bennett of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren, Ashley Hackley and husband Robert, Junior Duggins and wife Devon, Caroline Cornelius and husband William, Bobbie Smith, Tabitha Duggins, Alexus Smith, Da'lon Smith, Ryan Duggins and David Jefferson; one great grandchild, Suki Hackley; one great grandchild "on the way" Abigail Duggins; four sisters, Wanda Smith of Max Meadows, Virginia, Diane Fulp of Walkertown, Shelia Ingle and husband Brad of Bitley, MI and Marlene Church and husband Buster of Walkertown; one brother, Robbie Bennett and wife Merinda of King.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013 at Burroughs Funeral Home and other times at his home.
Special thanks to WFU Baptist Medical Center, Home Health, Mt. Valley Hospice, Dr. Coe, Dr. Kutcher and Dr. Brown for their kind and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be offered at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home served the Bennett family.