LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, November 2 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Bennett, 80, of Lebanon.
A US Navy veteran (Korean War) and retired from AVCO Aerospace, he died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Putnam County.
Born October 13, 1929, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Archie Wayne and Zella Jared Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a graduate of Smith County High and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also active in the Lebanon Masonic Lodge #98 F & AM and the Alexandria Order of the Eastern Star #417.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Steve Delashmit and the Rev. Dickie Johnson. Interment followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Phil (Diane) Bennett of Mt. Juliet; grandson Zachary (Audrey) Bennett of Athens, AL; brother A. W. Bennett of Jacksonville, FL; and sister June Elizabeth Hawkins of Goodlettsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Holladay Bennett on July 16, 1999; brother Ed Bennett and a sister Clara Waggoner.
Honorary pallbearers: Alexandria Order of the Eastern Star #417.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.