Silas David Benfield, 76, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday April 15, 2024, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born May 7, 1947, in Iredell County to the late Nevada and Pete Benfield. David was a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. He was a mechanic at Fiber in Salisbury, N.C., and retired after 25 years. He then worked for Iredell County Waste Management, retiring after five years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Betty Benfield; sons, Jimmy Benfield and wife Cynthia of Statesville and Joe Stanley Jr. of Taylorsville; daughter, Melissa Stanley of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Shirley Riddle and husband Ted of Statesville; five grandchildren Jacob and wife Wendy, Sam, Phillip, Jessica and husband Heath, and Bethany and husband Ricky; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and one nephew. He will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. Rev. Cam Duecker and Rev. Bill Ketchie will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, 106 Mt. Hermon Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or a charity of your choice.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Benfield family.

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