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 https://donate.cancer.org/.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
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.