Jerry Bennett, 70, of Perry Good Road, Belington, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.
He was born July 16, 1942, at Beverly, Randolph County, a son of the late Donald D. And Ella Watson Bennett.
On March 13, 1967, he married the former Carolyn Sue Phillips, who survives at Belington.
Also surviving are two sons, Jerry L. Bennett and wife, Julie, of Belington and Robert P. Bennett and wife, Vera, of Philippi; two daughters, Tonya S. Underwood of Elkins and Rebecca A. Tingler and husband, James, of Circleville; three sisters, Ruby L. Jones of Coalton, Betty L. Myers of Lancaster, Pa., and A. Sue Zirkle and husband, Jack, of Medina, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, Marcon Lea-Ann Tingler and husband, T.J., Jerry L. Bennett Jr. and wife, Lisa, Lloyd T. Bennett, Richard Dawson Bennett, Nevaeh P. Bennett, Ashley M. Harris, Austin L. Bennett, Howard G. Underwood II, Makayla N. Tingler and Lexy L. Tingler; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold “Buss” Bennett and Lloyd Bennett.
Mr. Bennett was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Barbour County Division of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways with 30 years service. He was Baptist by faith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. The Rev. Ron Phillips will officiate, and interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery at Beverly, where military rites will be conferred. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, Sunday.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.