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Capt Theodore Michael "Mike" Benke
Birth: Apr. 2, 1958
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 2007
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Theodore Michael Benke, of Charleston, departed this life for Heavenly rest June 18, while in the line of duty with the Charleston Fire Department.

Mike was the son of Charles Derois Benke and Faye Millwood Benke.

He was a fireman with The Charleston Fire Station #16, a member of the International Fire Fighters Association, and a member of Palmetto Community Church.

Surviving are his dear wife, Kim Cofield Benke; a son, Hunter Michael Benke; two daughters, Taylor Michelle Benke and Holly Benke Gildea all of Charleston; two grandchildren, Kayla Cofield and C.J. Chris Cofield, Jr.; his father and mother-in-law, Raymond and JoAnn Cofield, Jr. of Charleston, Rusty, Chris and Charlene Cofield of Cottageville, SC, and Andy Benke of Sullivans Island, SC; nephew, and Raymond Cofield, IV.

The victims and their years of service are:
*Captain William "Billy" Hutchinson, 30 years service

*Captain Mike Benke, 29 years service

*Captain Louis Mulkey, 11 years service

*Engineer Mark Kelsey, 12 years service

*Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity, 9 years service

*Asst. Engineer Michael French, 1 years service

*Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton, 32 years service

*Firefighter Brandon Thompson, 4 years service

*Firefighter Melvin Champaign, 2 years service 
 
Burial:
Live Oak Memorial Gardens
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Just another taphophile
Originally Created by: Bolivar Cemetery
Record added: Jun 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19977166
Capt Theodore Michael Mike Benke
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With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014

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 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
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