James Turner Benton, Jr.

James Turner Benton, Jr., known to friends and family as Jamie, passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2021. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and was a life-long resident of Hampton. James was a successful and sought-after IT Engineer for 34 years and retired in 2019. He was an intensely spiritual man and a member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed technology of all kinds and working with cars. He loved all animals, especially his beloved dogs Roxy and Red Boy.

Jamie was a devoted and loving brother, son, and friend to many over the course of his life. He will be greatly missed.

James is preceded in death by his father, James T. Benton, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Barbara A. Benton; sister, Cynthia Ann Benton; brother, Travis Benton; and numerous extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Aid Society, 80 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Ray and Karen Hall

    My heart breaks for you all and I cannot tell you how very special Jamie was to Ray and to me. We loved him so very much and we will miss him evey day. ❤️❤️

  2. Robert Williams

    Man, I don’t know what to say other than I’m so sorry! Travis and I were good friends for many years. Jamie was a couple of years ahead of me at Bethel and already out of the house when Travis and I started hanging out. The entire family is in my prayers!

  3. Joan Michalos

    Even though, I have never met Jamie, I felt that I knew him through my son, Randy. I always asked about Jamie and was hoping that I would finally meet him on Thanksgiving, but it was not meant to be. I hope that God will comfort you and give you peace as you journey through this loss.

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