Wayne Benton, 47, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his home.
Born September 9, 1964 in Greene County, he was the son of Arthur Jr. and Sherry (Farren) Benton.
He attended Bloomfield High School (Class of 1982) and was in the Marine Corps. He worked for Bybee Stone Mill, the Indiana Railroad, and managed Rumors Sports Bar. He was a hard working man and enjoyed riding his Harley, camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Sherry Benton of Bloomfield; one brother, David Benton of Bloomfield; two daughters, Ashley Benton of Minnesota and Shawnda Bays of Owensburg; one son, Devin Bays of Owensburg; granddaughter, Lavanilla Bermea of Minnesota; grandmother, Wanda Farren of Bloomfield; Nephew, Brian Benton of Bloomfield; great niece, Bristol Benton of Bloomfield; one aunt, Connie (Darrell) Meihls of Oxford; two uncles, Kenny (Robin) Farren of Bloomfield and John (Theresa) Farren of Austin, Texas; and best friends, Stephanie Lagenour, Dave Patton, and Paul Ed Henderson all of Bloomfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife Allicia Benton in 2005, his father, Arthur (Sonny) Benton, Jr., Grandfather, William Kenneth Farren Sr., Grandfather, Arthur Benton, Sr. and grandparents, Kurt and Mildred White.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Gerald Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in Switz City cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 1 hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.