Lynwood Benton

Lynwood George Benton (Pete), born September 20, 1935, died October 28, 2022. Pete passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a short illness. He was born in Vermontville, MI to Clyde and Dorothy Benton. He was a lifelong resident of Vermontville, MI, graduating from Vermontville High School in 1954 where he excelled as a three-sport athlete. He was a truckdriver for 42 years before retiring. Pete loved sports and was a diehard Spartan fan. Auction sales and restoring antiques was something he really enjoyed. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends and helping others, Pete never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by son, Pete Benton; parents, Clyde and Doris Benton; sister, Vivian Adsit
Survivors are wife, Doris of 64 years; daughter, Lynne Goris; son, Mark Benton (Pamela); sister, Roxanne Mull; grandchildren: Stacie Selden (Mike), Eric Goris (Jennifer), Tori Benton (Mathew), Brooke and Payton Benton, Allison Fuller (Collin), Sydney Potts (Bill); great grandchildren: Molli Selden, Kinsley Sweet, Jaxon Sweet, Lainey Fuller and Colt Fuller.
Respecting Pete’s wishes, there will be no service. A small memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Daniels Funeral Home – Nashville. For further details please visit our website at