July 7, 1937 – December 5, 2021
Kenneth Lee Benfield, 84, died in Alexander County on December 5, 2021.
He was born on July 7, 1937 to the late Vance Paul Benfield and Kathryne Teague Benfield.
He was the owner of the Deerhunter Tree Stand Company, where he designed and manufactured tree stands. He was a member of Jaycee’s (Junior Chambers) organization and helped build the first toilets in Bethlehem Park. He was an avid outdoor man. He served his country honorably in the US Army.
He was a member of the Highland Baptist Church for over 20 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Powers of Hickory; and two brothers, David “Ace” Benfield and Robert “Bobby” Benfield, both of Hickory.
Those he remembered include his daughter Dealonda Stagner (Barry) of Goodletsville, Tennessee; three sons, Terry Benfield (Cindy) from Conover, Bradley Benfield (Sharon) and Jody Benfield, both from Bethlehem; 10 grandsons, Adam Stagner, Kayla Lackey (William), Lindsey Benfield, Daniel Benfield (Kyndall), Sara McCall (Seth), Matthew Benfield, Kathryn Benfield, Jazmine Benfield, April Benfield and Samurel Benfield; four great-grandchildren, Braxten Benfield, Rowen Benfield, Zane McCall, and Maddox McCall; along with a number of nieces and nephews.
A family visit will take place at the Alexander funeral on Wednesday, December 8th, from 2pm to 2.45pm. The service will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Pastor Neil Bowman will take over the office. The inurnament is held with the family.
A memorial may be placed in place of flowers at the Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Eckerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Alexander funeral and burial service
Published by Hickory Daily Record on December 7, 2021.