Thomas Bennett Sr.

  • "Dot and family, we are sorry to hear of Tom"s passing. We..."
    - Mary & Frank Small

Bennett, Sr. AUGUSTA, Ga. - Thomas Harmon Bennett, Sr., passed away Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016 at Harlingen Medical Center surrounded by his family. Thomas, known as Nick to his family and Tom to others who knew him, was born in Augusta, Georgia on April 2, 1930 at home on Crawford Avenue to Virginia and James Bennett. Tom was preceded in death by sisters Frankie Shipp and Carol Weeks, and his brother J.O. Bennett. Tom left high school and joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years of age on January 27, 1948 and honorably discharged on January 23, 1952. Tom was in aviation electronics while in the Navy during the Korean War. After Tom left the Navy he met the love of his life, Dorothy Batson, a 19-year-old country girl and they married on September 13, 1953 in the Green Street Presbyterian Church in Augusta. Tom graduated from Georgia Tech in 1959 with a degree in Ceramic Engineering. Given that is one of the top engineering schools in our country, it was quite the feat and was one of Tom's proudest accomplishments. Tom and Dorothy were blessed with 5 children, Ruth, Thomas Jr., Scott, Jeanne, and Dorothy. The family lived in Georgia, Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, and then settling in Texas in 1974. Tom and Dorothy raised their children attending Presbyterian churches where ever they moved to building lifelong friendships in each of those communities. Tom is survived by the love of his life who he called Shug, short for sugar, Dorothy Batson Bennett; his children, Ruth (Chris) Dimond, Thomas (Debra) Bennett, Scott (Leisa) Bennett, Jeanne (Bob) Racer, and Dorothy (Jeff) Watson. Tom also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, Drew (Lisa), Cole (Angela), Megan (Mike), and Caitlin Dimond; Charlie (Ashley), and Josh (Christina) Bennett; Erik (Mariah), Liz, and Ethan Racer; Hayley, and Ginger Bennett; Hunter, McKenna, and Harmon Watson. Tom is also survived by 7 great grandchildren Andrew, Dylan, Christopher, Conrad, Paisley, Will, and Khaleesi, many nieces and nephews and their families that he loved as well as his brother in law and 3 sisters in law. Tom will be greatly missed by his family though they take comfort in knowing that he is in Heaven and at peace. Visitation will be held at Moore Funeral Home & Crematory in Milledgeville from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, with graveside services following at 4 p.m. at the Stubbs Spence Family Cemetery in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

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