C.K. Bennett

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - C.K. "Tommy" Bennett, 75, departed this life Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He was born in Greenville, N.C., to the late Kirk Bennett and the late Helen Avery Bennett. He was preceded in death by his sister, JoAnne Bennett. He attended East Carolina University and Washington University. He served in the Army National Guard and retired from the construction equipment industry. Tommy proudly served as an active Mason in South Carolina at Grand Strand Lodge No. 392 AFM in North Myrtle Beach and he was a past Master in 2011. He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. Tommy loved his family, pets and his beach family. As a teen, he thoroughly enjoyed being a lifeguard in Ocean Drive and being at "The Pad." Through the years, he was a member of the OD Shag Club and the OD Pavilion Social & Shag Club. He was recently inducted into the Fayetteville Area Shaggers Hall of Fame. Devoted husband, father and "Pop," Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Gayle Aley Bennett; three daughters, Lisa Bennett Friedland of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Kimberly Anne Bennett of North Myrtle Beach, and Jan Sizemore and her husband, Mark, of Fort Mill; seven grandchildren, William Henry Belk IV, Ethan Bennett Friedland, Seth Andrew Friedland, Abigail Elizabeth Friedland, Sarah Helen Friedland, Ashley Anne Bennett and Jeffrey Kirk Barnes; and brother-in-law Carl Aley and wife, Laura. The family would like to thank Oncology Specialists of Charlotte, Dr. James Boyd and staff for their compassionate care; Coastal Cancer Center, Dr. Holt and staff; and the compassionate staff on PCU2S at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. South, North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Daryle Bush officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, themmrf.org, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. 2 Timothy 4:7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle is serving the family.

Published in Fayetteville Observer on Aug. 28, 2013
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