Adam Benton

Published 5:21 pm Friday, January 7, 2022

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AHOSKIE – William Allen “Adam” Benton, Jr., age 50, of NC Hwy 561 East, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family after a long, hard-fought battle with ALS.

Adam was born on October 10, 1971 to William Allen “Bill” Benton, Sr. and Frances Moseley Benton in Greensboro, NC. He loved his family deeply and cherished every moment spent with them. Adam loved being a police officer and was a great dad to his two boys, Hunter and Holden. He also enjoyed hunting and cutting jokes every chance he got. Adam was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Left to cherish Adam’s memory are his parents, William and Frances Benton of Ahoskie; two sons, Hunter Benton of Winton, and Holden Benton of Ahoskie; and three sisters, Katherine Benton Jones and husband Lawrence of Clayton, NC, Kristina Bracy and husband Bobby of Raleigh, NC, and Keri Arrington and husband Calvin of Raleigh, NC.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Garrett Sykes Funeral Home with Pastors Greg Hurdle and Johnny Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens and the family request friends to join them immediately following the committal service at Mug Shotz, Main Street, Ahoskie for a time of refreshment and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation, PO Box 47, Hertford, NC 27944 or you may donate online by visiting fund, type- Adam Benton.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Benton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting