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Joseph Earl VanBencoten, Sr.

d. September 15, 2021

Joseph Earl VanBencoten, Sr. age 59, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Randolph Health.

Mr. VanBencoten was born in Elmira, NY on July 31, 1962 to Earl and Jeanette VanBencoten.  In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Sandy Gilbert and his brother-in-law, Bob Carpenter. 

Joseph was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and Godly Christian man and a very hard worker.  He loved his church family at Bethel Baptist Church and loved hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane Hughes VanBencoten; his fuzzy babies, Sparky and Buddy; daughter, Crystal VanBencoten of Asheboro; grandsons, Ryan VanBencoten and John Caden VanBencoten; sisters, Paula Usack (Dan) of Elmira, NY and Joyce Carpenter of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.

Joe was a crane operator of 17 years for Steel Supply of Asheboro.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 4836 Robbins Circle Road in Asheboro. A graveside service will follow on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Jody Harrison and Pastor Brian Cole officiating.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O., PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or Shriner's Children's Hospital, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the VanBencoten family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, September 25, 2021

11:30am - 12:30 pm

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery

4836 Robbins Cir, Asheboro, NC 27205

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