Jackson Olen Bennett, 85, resident of White Sulphur Springs Center and a former resident of Hilltop Drive, Philippi, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
Jackson was born March 7, 1934, in Huttonsville, a son of the late Douglas Boyd and Ola (Cutright) Bennett.
Jackson was united in marriage on Jan. 7, 1956 to Connie A. (Boni) Bennett, who survives at home.
Also surviving daughter, Ann Stoey and husband Kevin of Gerrardstown; son, Brad Bennett and wife Patty of Bunker Hill; three grandchildren, Wesley Jacobs of Martinsburg, Sierra and Desiree Stoey, both of Gerrardstown.
Jackson was preceded in death by two brothers Arno and Sidney Bennett; and sister, Geneva Welker.
Jackson retired from Mountaineer Gas Co. as a meter reader. He served in the U.S. Army was trained in Fort Gordon, Georgia. After completion of training, Jackson was appointed to the Pentagon. Jackson was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed tending to and riding his mules. Jackson was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 220 N. Walnut St. in Philippi on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 – 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sam Haught officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.