Richard B. Benton, Jr, of Clearwater, beloved husband of Mrs. Martha O. Benton, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 26, 2021. The family will greet friends on Thursday beginning at 11 at Hatcher Funeral Home, 3464 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville, SC 29829, followed by a Celebration of Life service in the chapel of the funeral home at noon. Interment will be private. Left to cherish his memory with his wife is his son, Richard “Ricky” Benton, III. Mr. Benton was born in Hampton, SC. He was a 1951 graduate of The Citadel. He proudly and with honor, served his country in the United States Air Force and the Air Force Reserves. A member of First Baptist Church of Belvedere, he taught Sunday School since 1956. Mr. Benton retired from A. O. Smith Corporation in public relations. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Belvedere or to Samaritans’ Purse.

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Posted on: 2021-02-10

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