In Memory

Vernon G. (Bunn) Benbow

Vernon G. (Bunn) Benbow

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08/13/21 04:35 PM #1    

Danny T. Ferguson


March 05, 1944 - August 10, 2021



Vernon Gray Benbow, age 77 passed away on August 10, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 5, 1944 in Forsyth County, North Carolina to the late Edgar V. and Sue Thelma Benbow. Vernon moved from the Carolinas to Wauchula 44 years ago, and enjoyed being an active member of our community. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Wauchula. 

Vernon was a caring, loving hardworking husband, father and friend to all and will be deeply missed. After graduating high school, he went to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC graduating in 1967. He retired serving many years for Hardee County as the Chief Deputy of Computer Operation for the Property Appraiser’s office. 


He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sheena Newsome Benbow of Wauchula, two sons Jonathan (Kimberly) Benbow and Tommy Benbow all of Wauchula, FL; daughter Mandy (John Allan) Stock of Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his parents. 


A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at New Hope Baptist Church, 1999 SR 64 E., Wauchula, FL 33873. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Reverend Kevin Roberts officiating. 


Online condolences can be made at 


Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services have been entrusted with the arrangements.


08/13/21 04:40 PM #2    

Danny T. Ferguson

My memories of Bunn Benbow go way back to Wiley School from where I remember Bunn as being a very kind, very nice, very unassuming person that everyone adored. I didn't see too much of him after Wiley but from everythng I can tell, he was like that his entire life.   I can only say that the good Lord blessed us when he brought Bunn Benbow into our lives. Our thourghts, prayers, and condolences go out to Bunn's family and we pray that our great friend, Bunn Benbow, rests in peace.


I invite you to go to the obituary itself and see the wonderful photo history of Bunn's great and impressive life, showing his wife and family and some of the things he did and the life he led.  I think you will agree with me that Bunn had a life well-lived.  The photo history left me with tears of admiration  in my eyes.     - and follow the prompts to obituary for  Vernon Gray Benbow                                         

                            Respectfully submitted,

                                            Danny T. Ferguson

08/19/21 07:02 PM #3    

William E. Benbow


My sister, Carolyn Benbow Coker, RJR class of 1958 joins me, Butch Benbow, in thanking so many of you for your kind thoughts expressed due to Bunn's passing on August 10th. He fought his cancer for almost a year with that wonderful smile on his face that was so characteristic of him. He enjoyed life and all he met during his life. He throughly enjoyed building remote control airplanes, collecting guns and firing his black powder rifles. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Love to all, Butch


08/20/21 09:18 AM #4    

Pam Bain (Davis)

I have such fond memories of our friend, Bunn. I especially remember his smile and a slight nod of his head. From his obituary, I see that he lived a complete life surrounded by so many devoted family members. My sympathy rests with those  who loved him so much...Good job," Bunn", now rest in his Glory,!
Pam Bain Davis


08/20/21 01:40 PM #5    

Marilyn Elsie Miller (Morris)

I was saddened to hear ot Bunn's passing, but also glad to see that he lived a good life.  He was one of those people in high school who could lift you up, no matter what kind of day you were having, just by being his own sweet self.  I know his loved ones will sorely miss him.


04/26/23 05:08 PM #6    

Danny T. Ferguson

From:  Mandy Stock

Vernon Benbow is my dad. I was doing a search for something else and happened upon the beautiful comments here from Uncle Butch and Dad's classmates. I am so blessed by this moment. Please... please keep taking the time to honor the memory of your classmates. Please say the things that are on your heart in the future. It is so good to read. My Dad knew God and I am certain he is living his best life in heaven. Praise God for good people and great dads. Thank you.


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