LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, March 18 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Bennett, 84, of Lebanon. Known as "Jack" to hs family and friends, the US Navy veteran of World War II died March 16, 2010 at the University Medical Center.
Born May 11, 1925, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Claude M. and Beatrice Spears Bennett. Early in his life, Mr. Bennett worked for the Lebanon Police Department and the Lebanon Fire Department. Later, he was the owner of Bennett’s Grocery and co-owner of SKAT Pest Control. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Rev. John Petree. Interment with military honors followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Charles W. (Margie) Bennett, Donald R. (Cindy) Bennett and Judy (David) Phillips -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Louis (Jenny) Bennett, Michael (Erica) Phillips and Angela Bennett -- all of Lebanon; Matthew (Dana) Phillips of Livingston; great grandchildren William Bennett, Cole Phillips, Carly Phillips, Mary Elizabeth Phillips and Bennett Jarvis; along with special caregivers Dorothy Seay, Ophila Seay, Sharon Jared and Traci Dedmon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Frances Tomlinson Bennett on December 4, 2001; sister Bennie Rhea Winter and an infant brother.
Pallbearers: Michael and Matthew Phillips, Louis Bennett, Jerry Apple, Chip Beal and Jason Ligon.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.