ODESSA Francis Clayton Bennett, 84, of Odessa, passed away December 22, 2013, at Hospice House.
He was born February 15, 1929, to Dr. Francis Clayton Bennett Sr. and Billie Lee Filgo in Monroe, LA.
He served in the Army
from October 1950 until May 1972. He was an Army Aviator and flew both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
He also worked for Ross Aviation as a pilot instructor and MTU in Germany assembling jet engines and doing nondestructive testing on engine parts. He was an avid sailplane pilot.
He is survived by his goddaughter, Carol Webster and husband Tim of Hendersonville, TN, close friends, Col. and Mrs. Russell Baugh of Hendersonville, TN, as well as numerous friends at Sherwood Place Assisted Living and in the soaring community.
A private memorial service is to be held at a later date.
A special thank you to the staff at Hospice House for their care and compassion.
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.