JASONVILLE -- Fred W. Bennett, 93, of Jasonville died at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at his home with his family.
He was born March 31, 1917 in Jasonville, and was the son of Fred W. Bennett and Mary Jane (Critchlow) Bennett.
He married Ella Annabelle (Kester) Bennett on Jan. 10, 1964.
Survivors include, adopted son Bradley J. Duncan and fiance' Andrea Pierce of Jasonville; cousins Lucille Turner of Terre Haute, Nelda Bobbie Nelson of Carmel, Dorothy Lovell of Florida, William Daugherty of Anderson, Dr. Forest of Columbus, Robert Forrester of Lafayette, Ga., Leah Dissley of Georgia, Janice Bennett of Arizona, Judy Schroetter of Willow Springs, Mo., Jackie Grarey of Clayton, N.M., Sandy Baxter of Jasonville, Lynda Grissom of Coalmont, and special friends Dylan Bilyeu, James Alexander, Kaylynn Alexander, Bonnie Harrell, and Andrew Duncan, all of Jasonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ella Annabelle Bennett and brother Thomas Richard Bennett.
Fred owned and operated Gambles with his wife Annabelle for 65 years. He graduated from Jasonville High School, served in the Army during WW II under Gen. Patton in Germany, was a lifelong member of the Jasonville First Baptist Church, Jasonville American Legion Post 172, Jasonville VFW Post 6225, Shakamak Area Chamber of Commerce where he was a past president, former member of Jasonville Water Board, and former member of Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home in Jasonville.
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St, Jasonville with Pastor Kenneth Coffman officiating.
He will be buried at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland. There will be military graveside rites.