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Ronald W. Benton

AGE: 63 • Millsboro

Ronald W. Benton, age 63 of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Bear, DE, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis.

Ron was born in Wilmington, DC, on January 2, 1954, son of the late William R. Benton and Audrey (Richardson) Benton. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam.

After his discharge from the service, Ron worked as a car hauler with Anchor Motor Freight, which eventually became Leaseway Motor Car, in Wilmington and Baltimore, MD. He was a member of Teamsters Local 326 in New Castle, DE. He was also a member of American Legion Post #28 in Millsboro, DE.

Ron is survived by his wife of 18 years, Debra F. (Thompson) Benton; two children, Shawn (Becky) Benton and Tammy Benton (Chrissy Hurst); two stepchildren, Corbi (James) Bahel and Eric Yates; his twin brother, Raymond (Helen) Benton; a brother, Thomas Benton; a sister, Juanita (Charles) Smith; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

A committal service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Ron's memory to the National MS Society or the .

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com
Published in The News Journal on May 7, 2017
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