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4/13/2022 11:50:00 AM
Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Benfield
June 28, 1952 - April 11, 2022

NEWTON, N.C. - Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Benfield, 69, of Newton passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

He was born June 28, 1952 in Catawba County to the late John Wesley Benfield and Mary Lee Travis. Kenny attended Faith Baptist Church in Newton and was owner and operator of Benfield Tree Service. He enjoyed playing baseball, golfing, wrestling and spending time with family at cook outs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers; and stepson, Gregory R. Reynolds.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years Patsy Miller Benfield of the home; daughters Amy Wright and husband Jody of Claremont, Kelly Summers and husband Cory of Claremont; stepsons Bobby Reynolds of Lincolnton, Larry Miller and wife Jennifer Miller of Claremont; stepdaughter Angela Reynolds of Claremont; brother Terry Benfield and wife Marquita of Conover; 15 grandchildren; and 13great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Kenny’s life will be held on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 2 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church in Newton. Rev. Tommy Young will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church. Those serving as pallbearers are Bobby Reynolds, Larry Miller, Jamie Spears, and Chad Hamby.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Benfield family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Benfield family.

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