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Franklin - Robert R. Bennington, Jr., 80, of Franklin, passed away, December 28, 2012 at his home.
Bob was born on August 21, 1932 in Fayetteville, NC, the son of the late Robert R. Bennington and Estelle Bennington Bartlett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Catherine; one brother, Ronald Randolph Bennington; and his stepfather, James E. Bartlett, Jr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War serving on board USS Saipan. Bob worked for Piedmont Airlines for 35 years and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his son, J. Robert Bennington, of Franklin, NC; grandchildren, Victoria Little and husband Ray of Montgomery, AL and Andrew Whatley of Gulf Shores, AL; great granddaughters, Reese and Reagan Little; his brother, James E. Bartlett, III and wife Carol of Pleasant Garden, NC; sister, Barbara Puglisi and husband Bill of Annandale, NJ; and special friends, Ken Shaffer, Michelle and Brett of Bumpass, VA.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, at Grace Presbyterian Church. Dr. Kenneth R. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations can be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church Building/Mortgage Fund, PO Box 1033, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 30, 2012