Holland Benfield Obituary, Holland Benfield Has Sadly Passed Away

Holland Benfield Obituary, Death – MSgt. Holland “Keith” Benfield, USAF Ret. Master Sergeant Holland “Keith” Benfield, who is now retired from the United States Air Force, called Morganton his home from the 28th of October 1954 until the 13th of January 2023. He had 68 years under his belt. On Friday, January 13, 2023, he gave up the fight against his illness and transitioned into the life that came after this one. On October 28th, 1954, he was born in Cleveland County, which is currently a county in Ohio. Prior to the birth of their son, Cecil Benfield and Carolyn Denney Benfield, both of his parents had already passed away. Their son was their only child.

On a consistent basis, Keith was a member of the group of people attending services at the Freedom Baptist Church. After serving in the United States Air Force and the North Carolina prison system, including a stint as a corrections officer at the Western Carolina Youth Correction Center, he ultimately made the decision to retire from his careers in both of those institutions. Although he was well-versed in a great many subject areas, he did not have knowledge on the level of an expert in any of those fields.

In all three of the roles that he played within his family, husband, father, and grandfather, Keith was a wonderful member. His family includes his wife of thirteen years, Thressia Parlier Benfield; his children Emily Benfield Keenan (and her husband Shawn), Amanda Reynolds (and her husband Steve), and Brandi Anthony (and her husband Allen Gregory); his grandchildren Makayla, Nathan, Molly, Sarah, Samantha, Hannah, Harlyn, Katelin, Briar, and Hunter; his great-grandchild Ariyah; his brothers Pete Benfield and David Benfield (and his wife Brenda); and his sister Susan Thompson. He Prior to Keith’s passing, the Reverend Wendell Parlier, Keith’s in-laws’ father, followed in the footsteps of Keith’s own parents, who had also passed away prior to him.


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