Tom was born Nov. 21, 1949 in Cawood to the late Monroe and Ethel Jones Bennett. He was a graduate of James A. Cawood High School and Union College. He was a retired Instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College. He was a member of the Grays Knob Bible College and was an avid golfer.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Beatrice, Jimmy, Chester, Betty Lou, and Nell.
He is survived by his 4 children, Brooke, Brittany, Bethany, and Breck Bennett all of New Smyrna Beach, FL; 3 grandchildren, Donovan, Uriah, and Sebastian; 3 brothers, Allen (Helen) Bennett of Cawood, Daryl Bennett of East Peoria, IL, and Kenneth Bennett of Sandusky, OH; 4 sisters, Billy Cody of Sandusky, OH, Sue Gundlach of Springfield, OH, Geneva (Calvin) Perdue of Columbus, OH, and Barbara (Bill) Gray of Metamora, IL; he leaves a host of nieces and nephews to also mourn his passing.
Funeral services was conducted 2:00 pm Monday March 11, 2013 at the Grays Knob Bible Church with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating.
Burial will followed in the Bennett Family Cemetery at Cawood.
Visitation will be Monday March 11, 2013 from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour at the Grays Knob Bible Church.
The family wishes to give the staff at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard a very special thank you in there care and love for Tom.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the Grays Knob Bible Church, PO Box 455 Grays Knob, KY 40829.
Condolences may be left at www.harlanobits.net
Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bennett family.