Roy Alexander Bennington

Roy Alexander Bennington, Sr., 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Riverside Hospital.  He was a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, and a resident of Newport News for fifty-six years.  Roy was a Nuclear Materials Handler for Newport News Shipbuilding and retired from the shipyard after thirty-five years.

Roy was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Madeline Bennington, wife, Patricia Louise Morris Bennington; granddaughter, Isabella Alexis Bennington; and sisters, Joyce Bennington and Jean Rea.  He is survived by his daughter, Robin L. Bennington Ellis (Christopher); son, Roy A. Bennington, Jr. (Mia); and two granddaughters, Karissa S. Ellis and Courtney L. Ellis.

A graveside service, officiated by Pastor David Willis, will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the America Cancer Society

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


  1. Tricia Rucker Wall

    I worked for Mr. Bennington in the shipyard. He was a wonderful boss. I am so sorry to read of his passing. Praying for the family.

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