Tommy Benton Painter

Tommy Benton Painter

Age 76, Luray, Va.

Tommy Benton Painter, 76, of Luray, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He spent most of his years living in Luray. 

He was born on August 25, 1946, in Luray and was a son of the late John Paul Painter Sr. and Nina Pearl Painter. 

Tommy was a member of the Luray Christian Church.  

Tommy was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was respected and loved by all and will be greatly missed. 

On March 10, 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Wood Painter, who survives Joyce and Tommy were happily married for 54 years. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are their son, Brian “Scott” Painter of Elkton and wife Meghan; his brother, John Paul Painter Jr. of Luray and wife Judy; his granddaughter, Kara Painter of Creve Coeur, Mo.; several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and his grandpup, Toby Banjo Painter of Elkton. 

Tommy worked at A&P Grocery as the produce manager for more than 40 years. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his son, and helping with the family business Blue Ridge Outdoor Supplies. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Bradley Funeral Home by “Bubba” Gochenour. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Dr., Elkton, Va. 22827. 

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