HORSE SHOE - Charles Jerry Benfield, age 81, of Horse Shoe, died Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Mr. Benfield was born March 31, 1941, in Burke County, NC. He was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life and had resided in Horse Shoe for the past twenty years. He retired from Sears after 37 years. His life was his boys, seeing after and raising them. Jerry enjoyed gardening and watching the deer.
He was the son of the late Charles L. and Cleo Setzer Benfield. Also preceding him in death are his sisters, Louise McClure, Joyce Crawford Benfield, and Betty Pike, and brothers, Bill and Jim Benfield.
Surviving him are his wife, Gail Pavlovsky Benfield; sons,Tim Benfield (Kim), Matthew Benfield (Jennifer) and Mark Benfield; and five grandchildren, Maxwell, Jacob, Garrett, Ella Jae and Cade.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2022, in the Chapel at West Funeral Home, Weaverville. Reverend Mike Willoughby will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Veterans Section at West Memorial Park, 40 Roberts Street, Weaverville.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Blue Ridge Humane Society, 100-B Chadwick Square Court, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Benfield’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.