Memorial services for Mr. Garold Todd Benner, 23, formerly of Wilson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Rexroat Baptist Church of Wilson, with the Rev. Monte Dean officiating. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home and Crematory of Wilson.
Garold was born March 2, 1989, at Modesto, Calif., to Mark S. Benner and Elizabeth Anne (Shaw) Benner. He departed this life Thursday, October, 4, 2012, at Tulsa.
Garold was a resident of this area most of his life attending school at Wilson as part of the class of 2008. Garold began employment for Carbonyx Carbon Technologies in Ardmore and was transferred to Tulsa Carbonyx just two years ago. Garold loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, being outdoors and spending time with his friends and family. Garold was a member of the Rexroat Baptist Church. He is now in Heaven with his nephews, Mason and Isaiah, who preceded him in death January 16, 2008.
Survivors include his parents, Mark and Elizabeth Benner of Wilson; siblings, Joshua Benner and wife, Charity, Brad Benner and wife, Alicia, Jacob Benner and wife, Amanda, all of Ardmore, Jennifer Benner and Joshua Jolly of Healdton, and Stephanie Stinson and husband, Curtis of Healdton; grandparents, Don Benner of Visalia, Calif., Judy Benner of Modesto, Calif., and Garold and Shirley Shaw, also of Modesto, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Tristan, Angel, Bradie, Scooter, Preston, Zach, Kayden, Tatum, Aiden, Cali, Xander, Gracey, Payton, Hunter and Justus; other family, who were like a second set of parents, Doug and Shelly Hickman and their children, Dyllon and Diamond; best friend, Casey Cantrell, who was like a brother; and numerous other family and friends.
Honorary bearers are Brad Benner, Josh Benner, Jacob Benner, Casey Cantrell, Doug Hickman, Dyllon Hickman, Curtis Stinson and Josh Jolly.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home in Wilson.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.