Benny Stoltz

Benny died  Oct. 15, a couple of days after having triple bypass surgery.

Mr. Benny Stoltz, 67, passed away October 15, 2022, with his loving family surrounding him. He was born July 18, 1955, to Joseph Benjamin and Lillian Marie Scott Stoltz, who preceded him. After graduating from East Forsyth High School in 1973 he began his career at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, retiring in 2012. His love of Gospel music allowed him to play the drums for the Nationaires Quartet, before starting his own recording studio in 1986 as JBS Productions. Benny is survived by his loving wife of nearly 47 years, Mechele Gilbert Stoltz; their sons, Bradley (Ashley) and Wesley (Jodi); grandchildren, Wyatt, Clara, Cora, Natalie, and Hannah; his sister, Sue (Tim) Nichols; and numerous relatives who will all miss him very much. God has truly gained another angel in heaven. Benny was a long-time faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He loved his sons and grandchildren “a bushel, a peck and a hug around the neck”, taking the kids on gator rides around their cow farm, trips to Dollywood, and eating chocolate ice cream. He also enjoyed playing golf with his retiree buddies and traveling with family and friends.  A celebration of life will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel with Rev. Eric Tang and Rev. Bill Currie officiating. Interment will follow the service at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, NC. The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiloh UMC, 6496 Baux Mountain Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105 or to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. 


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10/16/22 09:44 PM #1    

Debbie McBride (Johnson)

Benny was a great guy and friend. Have lots of memories growing up and going to school together.  Prayers for  his family. Another Eagle gone to soon

10/17/22 12:10 PM #2    

Darrell Taylor

Benny was a great guy.  We had a lot of laughs in school.  I hate that he died so young.  He will be missed.  My prayers go out to his family.

01/13/23 07:59 PM #3    

Alan Hutchens

Benny came to East as we Union Cross brats were being dismissed to Parkland. So, we met after high school. I was privileged to record in his studio twice in the late 1990s. Benny and I were finishing an eight-CD retrospective of the ministries with which the Lord has involved me through 67 years. We were seeking a graphics artist, since the one whom Benny had always used passed away unexpectedly during the summer. I noticed that Benny was not responding to my texts. Then, I received a call from his best friend, informing me of his passing. I had seen him only a week or two earlier; and, now, he was already gone. He had seemed to be the picture of health. I hate that I missed the very last events. But, I had the very special blessing of working with Benny on several of his final projects on this side of Heaven. I miss my dear friend, and empathize with Michele in her temporary emptiness. I'm glad, because of Benny's faith, that it is temporary.

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