Robert Virgil Bennett (1939 - 2014)

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Robert Virgil "Virg" Bennett

ZANESVILLE: Robert Virgil "Virg" Bennett, 75 of Zanesville died at 10:58 am Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following complications from surgery & lung cancer. Virg was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was born on June 2, 1939 in Zanesville, Ohio the son of the late Robert A. and Alice Kirk Bennett.

Virg was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired as an electrician from Rockwell /Meritor, where he served as the President of IBEW Local Union 1206 for over 25 years. A lifelong avid golfer, he was a member of the Beer Box Golf League at Jaycees and a member of the ORF Wednesday morning golf league in Newark. Virg ran the annual Rockwell league for years and also ran a yearly trip of golfing friends to Myrtle Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley A. (Suttle) Bennett of the home, whom he married July 5, 1958; his children include Rod (Jenny) Bennett of Sunbury, Doug (Bobbi) Bennett of Zanesville and Stacey (Mike) Gottwalt of West Lafayette; grandchildren include Zakary (Amy) Bennett of Zanesville, Justin (Erin) Bennett of Liberty Township, Tara Bennett of Columbus, Emily Bennett of Zanesville and Grace Gottwalt of West Lafayette; great grandchildren are Timothy Richardson of Zanesville and Leo Bennett of Liberty Township. In addition, he is survived by a brother Dan (Marlene) Bennett of Zanesville and a sister Rita Bennett of Columbus.

Visitation will be held from 2-4pm & 6-8pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Fr. Stephen Dominic Hayes O.P. as celebrant. Burial will conclude at the Mt. Olive Cemetery on East Pike.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701 or to the Zanesville District Golf Association Jr. Golf Program, PO Box 2453, Zanesville, OH 43702-2453.

The Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave., Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Virg's family please visit


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Published in the Advocate on July 22, 2014
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