“Mr. Bennett was such a handsome and wonderful man. When I was a girl growing up next to his family I always thought he looked like Clark Gable. My favoite quote of his was "This is Betty's world, I just live in it" We should all be lucky enough to have a husband, a father, and a friend like him. We adored him and we will miss him.
“My childhood memories are full of great times that I will always cherish. I know everyone will miss his smile.
“Sympathy for the loss of your father and grandfather. The memories will replace the grief, but we NEVER stop missing our parents and grandparents.
Love to all of you,
John and Louise Hagen
“Will & Noah-
So sorry about your grandpa. The boys and I love y'all. Thinking about you.
“Ray you were one of the finest men I Had the pleasure of meeting .I can never remember seeing you with out that beautiful smile . You will be missed greatley .
“Steve and I thought the world of Mr. Bennett, and I have wonderful memories of growing up in Tatum with the Bennett family. He was such a kind man, a great friend, and wonderful father. He will be greatly missed.
“To the whole Bennett family . . . I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has another bright star now. He will be there waiting to see all of you again. Mr. Bennett will be truly be missed by so many. He was a wonderful person.
“We hold many great memories from the Tatum days and those at Martin Lake as well. Our prayers are with you.
“Gai, Will, and Noah: Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences go to you and your family. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
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LONGVIEW — Rayford Shaw Bennett, 85, of Longview, in typical fashion, went to bed early Sunday night. He awoke early Monday, November 19, 2012, to a new life. This followed a brief illness. Mr. Bennett was born July 31, 1927, in Tatum, Texas, to Wesley and Norma Bennett. He was an Army...Read More