J. C. Bennett, son of the late Robert Issac and Suzie Tuttle Bennett, was born in Bernie, Mo. on April 7, 1923, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo. on April 21, 2011, at the age of 88.
He had lived in the Bernie and Dexter areas all his life. He was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served during WWII.
On July 14, 1956, he was married to Nora Yvonne Jackson in Hernando, Miss.
Surviving are his wife, Nora Yvonne Bennett of Dexter; two sons, Jay Bennett of Dexter and Tracy Bennett of Bloomfield, Mo.; one daughter, Jana Bennett of Dexter; six grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Bennett of Chicago, Ill. Other relatives and many friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Archie, Norman, Leo and Robert Bennett; four sisters, Dorothy Burkhart, Opal Boose, Mildred Utsler and Jane Brown.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 25, 2011, after 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, April 25, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with full military honors.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.