|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1942|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2010|
Santa Clara County
Adored husband of Karen Mickel Bennett, died at his home after a 5 1/2 month battle with cancer. Son of Glen Wilson Bennett and Clara Louise Schoonover. Married Karen Louise Mickel, January 18, 1964, at Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada. Father of two daughters, Brynn Barquin of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kristin Flax of Los Altos, CA. Proud "Papa" of two grandsons, Christopher William Barquin of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Austin Flax of Los Altos, CA. and one granddaughter, Alexandra Cecile Barquin, of Raleigh, North Carolina. (Added 2014) -- You are now a great-grandfather to Weston Bennett Knox, born Feb. 8, 2014, to your granddaughter, Lexie, and Adleigh Paige Barquin, born March 4, 2015, to your grandson, Christopher.
Started his career in the early days of 1950 in the electronics and technology business with Fairchild Semiconductor and after fifteen years co-founded Magna Sales, Inc., which was a very successful business for over 30 years. Magna the first manufacturer's representative for Apple Computer. Bill worked with Lockheed supplying parts for several early missles.
Bill was a two time National Champion in NHRA drag racing, which was his big love and hobby. He loved his family and was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. There was no one who met Bill who didn't like him right away and become his friend no matter what station in life they were. Loved to travel and with his wife traveled all over the world.
Grandson of William Schoonover and Elsie Stopher Schoonover, both buried in Denver, Colorado. Grandson of Allen Bennett and Maude "Maggie" Reeves, both buried in Oklahoma.
Friends from all over the world, from China, Taiwan, India, Europe and the United States attended his funeral. He was loved, respected and well liked by everyone he met. No one, no matter their status in life, was not a friend of Bill Bennett. He was always ready to help anyone, stranger or friend. His many racing friends, technology friends, and old school mates showed their respect for Bill by the huge attendance of over 400 people, at his funeral.
Glen Wilson Bennett (1916 - 1987)
Clara Louise Schoonover Bennett (1921 - 1979)
Gate Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Santa Clara County
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Nov 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62211209