|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1899|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1991|
OBIT from The Buffalo Reflex Feb 20, 1991 Page A-3:
GEORGE A. BENNETT
Funeral services for George A. Bennett were held Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Pisgah Baptist Church in Long Lane with the Rev. Charles Chatman, Rev. Monte Gann and Rev. Brian Credille officiating. The church choir sang "What A Friend" and "Face To Face." Hershel Atchley sang "Amazing Grace." The pianist was Fern Vest. Casketbearers were Bob Chapman, Danny Burd, Bill Chapman, David Burd, Phillip Lane and Mike Shafer. Honorary escorts were Charles Davis, Les Hanna, Elston Marshall, Swight Miller, Lawrence Percival, Floyd Rose and Sam Sheppard. Interment was in Gardens of Memory Cemetery under direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
George Albert Bennett was born on April 4, 1899 in Long Lane to a blacksmith and wife, Beverly Allen Bennett and Sara L. Tadlock, on the family homestead. He died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Feb 11, 1991 at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 11 days.
George was united in marriage to Parthenia Rose of Long Lane on June 23, 1921. This union was blessed with two children, Clara Opal of Springfield and Vera Lucille of Buffalo.
His birthplace, the family farm, is where he took his bride and raised his family. George taught for a few years in various one-room schools in Dallas County. Most will remember his civil service tenure as a rural mail carrier, 43 years and four months until retirement in 1966. After moving to a new home in Buffalo in 1978, he worked at his son-in-law's hardware store and continued to add to his list of friends.
Survivors include his wife of almost 70 years, Parnie Bennett; his two daughters, Opal Burd of Springield and Lucille Chapman of Buffalo, a son-in-law Bob Chapman of Buffalo. Grandchildren and related families are: Bob Chapman and family of Rolla, wife Lila and children, Brad, Lucas and Linley; Danny Burd and family of Graff, wife, Sally and children, Sara, Kerry and Ross; Cody and Samantha; Bill Chapman of Dallas, Texas; David Burd and family of Lebanon, wife Reneita and child, Darrick; also a sister-in-law, Hassie Bennett of Oklahoma.
George Albert Bennett was a friend to many and a comforter to all who knew him. His life was richly blessed with the belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, firmly centered in his heart and actions. He had serveral consuming interests which included his family, the church, Civil Service, schools and the community. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather. With his wife, Parnie at his side, he was able to raise two daughters steeped in the tradition of church and community. Parnie and George were able to celebrate their silver, golden and almost 70th wedding anniversaries together. He was able to watch both daughters grow and raise their families close to his home. He subsequently was able to preside as the family patriarch over the expansion of the family through six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The work of the Lord was truly the focus of his life. His church life was principally founded and developed at Pisgah Baptist Church in Long Lane. Being Sunday School superintendent was one of his greatest joys and sources of pride. He continued his church work at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo whe he moved there in 1978.
George served for roughly 43 years as a rural mail carrier. First deliveries were made on horseback, then a buggy was added, later replaced by a Model T and finally accomplished with an old blue Ford Fairlane. He delivered more than the mail, he was a friend, a welcome smile, a needed conversation and a person who could always be counted on.
Untiring hours and sacrifices to school and community were common. He was a strong advocate of higher education, better roads and building communities on a religious foundation.
Other interest and personal pleasures included talking politics, reviewing history, fishing for bass and always being a hard core St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mae and brother, Claude, Will, Jim and Ben.
A person's life is usually measured by the accumulation of wealth. George Albert Bennett was surely enriched by the love of an ever expanding family, numerous friends and the confidence and complete trust in the love and power of Christ.
Beverly Allen Bennett (1855 - 1918)
Sarah Lucinda Tadlock Bennett (1857 - 1934)
Parthena Genevra Rose Bennett (1901 - 1991)*
Clara Opal Bennett Burd (1922 - 2006)*
Arminta Mae Bennett McArron (1880 - 1957)*
William Robert Bennett (1882 - 1952)*
Claud Edward Bennett (1884 - 1970)*
James Allen Bennett (1888 - 1968)*
Benjamin Harrison Bennett (1892 - 1975)*
George Albert Bennett (1899 - 1991)
Memorial Gardens of Memory
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Originally Created by: Cindy Underwood
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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