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Clifton Kelly Benge

February 18, 1942 ~ May 23, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Clifton Benge Obituary

Clifton Kelly Benge, 81, of Union Grove, passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones, Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Mr. Benge was born February 18, 1942, in Iredell County.  He was the son of the late Earl Ransom Benge and Bertha Moore Benge.  Clifton was a graduate of Statesville High School and was a retired Captain with the Statesville Fire Department, having served his community for more than 30 years.  In 1985 he married his beloved wife Barbara Tutterrow Benge, who survives.  Clifton enjoyed reading and watching Westerns, gardening, and fishing.  He was a member of Barkers Grove Baptist Church.

Along with his parents Mr. Benge was preceded in death by his four brothers and five sisters.

Those left to cherish the life and legacy of Clifton Benge include his wife of 38 years, Barbara, his son, Timothy Scott “Scotti” (Shannon) Benge, his son David Alan Benge, granddaughters Hannah (Jared) Benge Parks and Emily Rose (Ronan Kohl) Benge.  He is further survived by a special nephew Gary (Christine) Edwards and several dear nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2023 at Barkers Grove Baptist Church.  A funeral service remembering Mr. Benge will be conducted at 12:00 pm in the church sanctuary, with the Rev. Keith Stanley and Rev. John Parks officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association.

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May 26, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Barkers Grove Baptist Church

Funeral Service
May 26, 2023

12:00 PM
Barkers Grove Baptist Church

Interment following funeral service
May 26, 2023

Barkers Grove Baptist Church


American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116


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