Troy William Benton
July 21, 1971 - May 26, 2020

Troy William Benton of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the age of 48. Troy was born in Bellefontaine, OH to William and Sandra (Pool) Benton on July 21, 1971. He married his wife Morgan (Rudat) on October 18, 2014. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, his father, an infant brother Robbie Benton, two aunts Mary Chris Predmore and Madeleine Harford, an uncle Donald Benton, and a cousin Erin Benton. He is survived by his wife Morgan, his mother Sandra, his children Auston Benton (Nicole Steele), Bailee Benton, Jack Benton, and Joss Rudat, a sister Gina (Chris) Sweet, niece and nephews Lindsey, Ryan, and Jake Sweet, a grandson Billy Benton, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Troy was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He worked as a mechanical engineer in research and development for over a decade. Prior to his career in engineering he worked and managed several restaurants including his own ice cream and food eatery The Soda Shop. Troy enjoyed participating in and watching sports and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. As one of many family members diagnosed with ALS, he participated in research studies in hopes of finding a cure. His contributions will be used to further this research for the next 15 years. A Memorial Service will be held by Coastal Cremations of Wilmington at the chapel of Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, located at 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC from 3pm to 5pm, Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. A celebration of life will be held in Ohio in the following weeks. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ALS Association in honor and memory of Troy.


  • Bobbie Eskins Posted May 29, 2020 12:36 pm

    Troy was a loving father, a great husband, and a good friend. He will be missed by all. My prayers are with the Benton family.

  • Joe Maness Posted May 29, 2020 2:11 pm

    Angie and I are so sorry for your loss. Whenever I think of Troy I will always remember him as a man who was fiercely loyal to his family, friends, and Ohio sports. He was so proud of his wife, all of his children and his grandson. And don’t even get him started about the Ohio State Buckeyes/Cleveland Indians/Cleveland Browns. He was not one to shy away from what he believed was right and would defend a friend or his beliefs to the death. I am saddened by his death but I look forward to the day when our sadness will disappear and only the memories of the fun we had will remain. God bless Troy and his entire family.

  • John Marciano Posted May 29, 2020 4:20 pm

    My deepest condolences, for your loss. It was too soon. I hope over time, the sorrow will subside and the cherished memories of love and connection will long endure.

  • Charles Tweedy Posted May 30, 2020 9:22 pm

    Troy, I will miss you old friend. I am still in shock and disbelief. My friend from school has passed. We had great times at the arcade all the time. I cherish those days and they will remain close to my heart with you in mind. Best wishes to the family you have left behind. God speed, and make it so.

  • JANE BECK Posted May 30, 2020 9:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Troy was a fighter and his treatments may help some one else with ALS,possibly help find a cure! Sending prayers for all of you! HUGS!!!

  • Nanci Fowee Posted May 30, 2020 10:53 pm

    Cousin, you have earned your wings and your suffering is over. ALS has been a part of our family since the 1400’s and it seems that it takes the strongest people. May your next journey be a peaceful one..

  • Christina & Rick Sturgill and Marianne Garver Posted May 30, 2020 11:00 pm

    Sandy, Gina, Morgan,

  • Christina & Rick Sturgill and Marianne Garver Posted May 30, 2020 11:08 pm

    To Sandy, Gina, Morgan, and all Troy’s children, and extended family,
    Troy’s passing was much too soon! We extend our deepest sympathy and offer our prayers for God’s comfort during this time of grief. Troy would want his family and friends to remember all the good things about him – his love, his laughter, his great smile – and to honor his legacy in his fight against ALS.

  • Paula Bullock Posted May 31, 2020 12:00 am

    I am truly sorry for your loss! I grew up in Lynchburg and was best friends with Gina. My brother was the same age and graduated with Troy. I’ve watched Troys journey through his Facebook post. He loved his family very much !

  • Susie Posted May 31, 2020 4:27 am

    Troy was my cousin. I have quite a few cousins. He was the best! I will always listen to Foreigner and cherish those times together. Love and hugs to our family and his. ❤️

  • Greg Brizendine Posted May 31, 2020 2:11 pm

    Sending prayers to family. My condolences….Troy is what we all agree was a great guy all around. His love remains behind and now his spirit soars not bound by ALS. Troy – I pray the peace of Yeshua on your soul forever.

  • Amy Harman Posted June 1, 2020 1:24 pm

    Sending all of our love from Ohio.

  • Jock Ryan Posted June 2, 2020 9:46 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Troy at Corning and thought the world of him. Being from near Pittsburgh, we had a lot to talk about pertaining to the Browns, Steelers, Penn State, and Ohio State. My prayers are with you, Troy will be missed.

  • Franklin Adams Posted June 10, 2020 3:39 pm

    I am heartbroken to recently learning my brother and friend Troy has gone home to be with the lord, but God had a much better plan for him. This brother had so much humality, and loved his wife and kids. We joked all day long , may God bless my brothers family.

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