U. G. Bennett, age 91, a Campaign Community resident and Coffee County, TN native died May 22, 2016 in Raintree Manor following an extended illness.
Mr. Bennett was a self-employed carpenter and electrician who built sixty-six houses and three churches in the Campaign area before he retired. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, member of the Church of God of Prophecy and son of the late George W. and Bertha Basham Bennett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by devoted wife of almost 60 years, Florence Magdalene Roberts Bennett; sisters, Mildred Miller, Naomi DeVolt and Violet Roberts; and brother, Howard Bennett.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Sandra Bennett of Michie, TN and Bill L. and Ann Bennett of Viola, TN; three daughters and sons-in-law, Allene and Charles Glenn of Rock Island, TN, Judy and Bobby Wallace of Sparta, TN and Shirley and Michael Dodd of Liberty, TN; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Leonard Bennett both of Hillsboro, TN; and two sisters, Myrtle Ritchie of Manchester, TN and Betty Hale of Chattanooga, TN.
Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at High’s. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rick Lyles to officiate. Military grave rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. There will be no visitation Wednesday at High’s. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.