Jul. 22, 2005 Morganton Burke County North Carolina, USA
Richard Clinton "Dick" Benfield, 67, of Shuffler Road, Morganton, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Grace Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born in Avery County on February 20, 1938 and was a son of the late Waits C. Benfield and Rachel Deaton Benfield.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Phillip, James, and Wayne Benfield.
Mr. Benfield retired from Broughton Hospital after 26 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Polly Piercy Benfield, of the home A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2005, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Leigh officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.