Elwin Bennett

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Elwin Bennett

  • Birth 6 Jun 1910 Texas, USA
  • Death 12 Mar 2006 Broussard, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 15905929

Funeral services for Elwin Bennett, age 95, will be March 16, 2006, at 2 PM at David Funeral Home in Lafayette, LA. Mr. Bennett was born June 6, 1910 in Rocky Mound, Texas to William Robert and Iciphenia Irene Kennedy Bennett. He went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2006 at his residence in Broussard, Louisiana.

The Rev. Noah Langley will conduct the funeral service and interment will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Bennett was a retired seismic surveyor who was employed for over 53 years in seismic exploration in the U.S., Haiti, and Sumatra, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.

He was a lifelong domino player who could and did beat all who challenged him. He was also an avid bowler. In September of 2003, he received a certificate of special recognition from the Lafayette Bowling Association for his dedication and longevity in the sport of bowling.

He is survived by three daughters, Kathe Begnaud and Richard of Scott, LA, Lynne Gross of Broussard, LA, and Ardra Morgan and Marty of Eupora, MS; two sons, David Bennett of Houston, TX, and Miles Bennett of Breaux Bridge, LA; two sisters, Adelle Trigg of Elkhart, TX, and Doris Roquemore and Frank of Palestine, TX; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and his faithful canine companion, Molly.

Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Logan Bennett; a son, Capt. Steve Logan Bennett; a granddaughter, Rachel Faith Credeur; a son-in-law, George Monrow Gross; his parents; sisters, Dorris Bennett, Lula Gray, and Junie Rosson; brothers, Odell, W.T.,Fagan, and twin brother, Eldridge.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Bennett, Miles Bennett, Marty Morgan, Richard Begnaud, Ricky Begnaud, and Danny Trigg.

Mr. Bennett's deceased son Steven was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Copy & paste this link:
http://thewall-usa.com/info.asp?recid=3574. He is also listed on the Find A Grave site in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Ardra Morgan
  • Originally Created by: Bernard-Trigg
  • Added: 27 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15905929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elwin Bennett (6 Jun 1910–12 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15905929, citing Lafayette Memorial Park, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Ardra Morgan (contributor 47160128) .