We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Owens Funeral Home
Bard R. Benefield, 59, of Robinson, formerly of Champaign IL, passed away peacefully on Monday June 20, 2022.
He was born on July 16, 1962 in Urbana, son of Paul Benefield and Sarah (Gibbons) Benefield.
He attended Holy Cross, and graduated from Central in 1980. He was a US Navy veteran.
He married Cherri Brimberry in 1982. They had one son, Blayne Benefield who preceded him in death.
Bard retired from U of I power plant in 2018 with 25 years of service. He will best be remembered for his silliness and kind heart and will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, 2 sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, June 24, 2022 at Owens Funeral Home in Champaign. A visitation will be held one hour prior services at the funeral home. Military rites will be accorded by the VFW Post 5520 Color Guard.