Don Bennett, age 80, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bennett was born on May 31, 1940 in Fitzgerald, Georgia the son of the late Rogers Marion and Lula Mae Walker Bennett.
Mr. Bennett was a retired Law Enforcement officer and was a veteran of the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant serving during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Penny Bennett, son, Richard Bennett, grandson, Marc Bennett, brother, George Bennett and a sister, Linda Frazier.
Survivors include two sons, Don Bennett (Tracy) of Douglas, GA and Jerry Bennett (Micky) of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Karen Bennett of Maryville, TN; step-daughter, Joyce Hazel-Black of Diamond City, AK; four grandchildren, Austin Bennett, Katlynn Poole, Madison Bennett and Enoga Rune; two great grandsons, Winter Rune and Atlas Rune and one great granddaughter, Saige Poole.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00pm at Satilla Memorial Gardens with Bishop Michael Jackson officiating. Military honors were provided by Fort Stewart Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Austin Bennett, Kade Poole, Dawson Holley, Rhett Holley, Carter Holley, Landon Waldron, Jarom Waldron, Skyler Woods and Conner Woods.
Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.∼Don Bennett
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Don Bennett of Douglas, Georgia, born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, who passed away on January 19, 2021, at the age of 80, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Don Bennett to pay them a last tribute.
He was predeceased by his parents, Rogers Marion and Lula Mae Walker Bennett; his wife Penny Bennett; his son Richard Bennett; his grandson Marc Bennett; and his siblings, George Bennett, and Linda Frazier.
He is survived by his children, Don Bennett (Tracy) of Douglas, GA, Jerry Bennett (Micky) of St. Louis, MO and Karen Bennett of Maryville, TN; his step-daughter Joyce Hazel-Black of Diamond City, Arkansas; his grandchildren, Austin Bennett, Katlynn Poole, Madison Bennett and Enoga Rune; and his great-grandchildren, Winter Rune, Atlas Rune, and Saige Poole.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the Sims Funeral Home (201 N Peterson Ave, Douglas, GA 31533). A graveside service was held on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 4:00 PM at the Satilla Memorial Gardens (5952 US-441, Douglas, GA 31533).
Due to COVID-19, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all guests and attendees to wear appropriate medical grade face-masks and maintain social distancing at all times while visiting our facility and highly encouraged at our services outside of our facility.
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