Rev. William "Bill" BennettMarch 5, 1928 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 89)
Rev. William Cecil “Bill” Bennett, 89, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Rev. Bennett was born in Cleveland TN. to the late William Medford Bennett and Sybil Jordan Bennett. He was married to Laverne Gregory Bennett for 68 years. Rev. Bennett served his country in the Navy during WWII; was a serviceman for Sears and Reese Hardware; but most of all he served the Lord as an Assembly of God Minister for 24 years at the Sylva Assembly of God.
Survivors other than his wife include a son, Martin Alan Bennett of Franklin; two grandsons, Gregory Bennett and Andrew Bennett; two great-grandchildren, Avery Bennett and Grayson Bennett; and three sisters, Melba Saffles, Patsy Williams, Alice Lynn Dykes all of Cleveland TN.
Rev. Bennett was preceded in death by a son, Phil Bennett; and two brothers, Sam Bennett and Winston Bennett.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Sugar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences can be left at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bennett family.