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Michael Ray Bennett
Birth: Oct. 7, 1950
Weirton Junction
Brooke County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 2005
Brooke County
West Virginia, USA


Following is my Uncle Mike's obituary.
(Steubenville Herald Star)
Michael Ray Bennett, Follansbee, WV
Michael Ray Bennett, 54, passed away Feb. 9, 2005 at home.
Michael was born Oct. 7, 1950, in Weirton, WV. He was a heavy equipment operator for A&L Salvage. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Parks Bennett; five children, Bobbie Jo Agin of Hopedale, Ohio, Jerri Lynn Parks of Steubenville, Ohio, Joseph Parks of Steubenville, Ohio, Deanna Clifton of Follansbee, WV, and Darcie Williams of TX; a lifetime friend, & considered a brother David "Shorty" Thompson of St. Marys, WV; three sisters, Thelma R. Preston, Deborah M. Brown, and Mary E. Rawson, all of Burgettstown, PA.; three brothers, Clifford E. Bennett of Langeloth, PA., John W. Bennett of St. Marys, WV., and Daniel L. Bennett of Alma, WV.; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Twila I. and Clifford D. Bennett, and one nephew, Buddy Bennett.
Visitation was held at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg with the Rev. John Beard of the Wintersville Baptist Temple officiating. Military rites were provided by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad at the funeral home. Internment was private at the Craig (Bennett family) Cemetery in Arvilla, WV.

My Aunt Lois allowed me to choose a poem for the inside of the memorial cards. It reads:
The Broken Chain
We knew little that morning, God was
going to call your name. In life we
loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you. You
did not go alone, for part of us went
with you, the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories, your
love is still our guide, and though
we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing
seems the same, but as God calls us
one by one, the chain will link again.
~author unknown~

My Uncle Mike was truly one of a kind. He was quite the jokester. He loved to have fun. He worked hard and played even harder. He was a handsome man, a true ladies man. He was not mean, he didnt have any enemies that I can recall. He might have gotten into arguements or stepped on someones toes but eventually he made things right. He would admit if he was wrong and appologize or if he thought it was the other way around he would get that settled too. My Dad and Uncle Mike were very close. Uncle Mike loved watching Survivor and the evening news. He would come home from work and with the neighbors or nephews or company that would stop by, have high balls on the porch, and chat for hours. He was friendly and comforting. I remember him telling me that he was gonna watch over and protect me & Bridget, because our dad who now lived in Langeloth, would ask Uncle Mike to "watch over his girls" when he would leave after one of his almost daily visits. Bridget & I both lived next door to Uncle so he promised to look out for us. He was wild in his younger days. He loved Harleys and riding bikes and he hardly ever had a picture taken that didnt include his middle finger proudly pointed in the cameras direction.

Family links: 
  Clifford Dinsmore Bennett (1915 - 1978)
  Twila Irene Smith Bennett (1921 - 1979)
  Clifford Eugene Bennett (1943 - 2005)*
  John W Bennett (1945 - 2009)*
  Michael Ray Bennett (1950 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
Craig Cemetery
Pleasants County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Specifically body cremated, ashes distributed in form of jewelry to family, remainder of cremains buried here
Created by: livinlovinit
Record added: May 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14220684
Michael Ray Bennett
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Michael Ray Bennett
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Michael Ray Bennett
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- Carolee McGill-Barker
 Added: Sep. 9, 2016

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Aug. 12, 2016
Rest in sweet peace, Mike. You were so loved by your family. What a lovely memorial in your honor. You are being remembered today and will not be forgotten.
- susan emery
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016
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