Funeral services for AC Bennett of Simpson will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Simpson Baptist Church with Revs. Jeremy Blocker and Gil Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Island Cemetery in Simpson, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
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Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Nov. 17, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Nov. 18, all at the church.
Mr. Bennett, the son of John Allen Bennett and Hattie Temple Bennett, was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Simpson. He entered eternal rest on Nov. 15, 2013 at the Grace Home in Alexandria.
AC met the love of his life, Virginia Ruth, and was married for 66 years. He served our country in the United States Navy a total of 25 years as an air traffic controller during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received recognition for being a 60-year member of the Naval Fleet Reserve. He served on the Board of Directors for Valley Electric and Cajun Electric. He served as Justice of the Peace for Ward 6. He was president of the Simpson Cemetery Association Committee. Mr. Bennett taught the men's Sunday School Class at Simpson Baptist Church for 30 years and was a deacon for 40 years. He also chaired numerous church committees. But most of all he was a people person. He was devoted to and loved his family. Mr. Bennett loved his Lord, church family and his community. He expressed his love through his bountiful farming, which he shared generously.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his four sons, Larry Bennett of Groves, Texas, John Bennett and wife Donia of Elmer, Shawn Bennett and wife Dusty of DeRidder, and Shannon Bennett and wife Joline of DeRidder; one daughter, Debi Bennett of Austin, Texas; a sister, Nelda Burns of Orange, Texas; one brother, AJ Bennett of Shreveport; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Bennett and daughter, Janet Kay Bennett.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Bennett family at www.labbymemorial.com
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Published in Leesville Daily Leader on Nov. 16, 2013