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Obituary for Benny Hampton Cartrett

On November 12, 2023, the world lost a proud veteran, devoted father, and cherished friend, Mr. Benny Hampton Cartrett, at the age of 84. Benny passed away at Concord Place, surrounded by his loving family. His legacy is one of service, love, and a deep appreciation for the simple joys of life.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at West Concord Cemetery. Prior to the service, friends and family are invited to gather and share their memories from 11:30 am-12:45 pm.

Benny was born on June 12, 1939, in Robeson Co., to the late Pearlie Bright Simmons Cartrett and John Oliver Cartrett. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Bright Cartrett, Bobby Jay Cartrett, Murray Cartrett, Frankie Cartrett, and sisters, Grace Wishon, Eva Beame, Gladys Strickland, Hazel Dyson, and Denzil Lovett.

Benny was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably serving from 1962 to 1965. His love for fishing was a defining trait, and he took every opportunity to wet a line. In quieter moments, he enjoyed staying at home, taking it easy, and cheering for the North Carolina Tarheels during basketball games.

He is survived by his daughter, Ronda Cartrett Holder of Concord, and son, Benny “Ben” Wayne Cartrett and wife Jenny of Concord. Additionally, Benny leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Benny's memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. As we mourn his passing, let us celebrate the years of service, love, and simple pleasures he shared with his family and community. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire and guide us. He will be dearly missed and remembered with profound affection.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to W.G. (Bill) Hefner Salisbury Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 1601 Brenner Avenue Salisbury, NC 28144.