Bobby Joe Bennett, 65, of El Paso, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
He was born on Friday, Jan. 2, 1948, in Searcy, to the late Joseph W. and Frances Geraldine (Pankey) Bennett.
He enjoyed to pick at his guitar, children, and grandchildren. He lived life to the fullest. He loved music and dancing. He received the Purple Heart and was awarded other medals for his bravery in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He worked for thirty-five years as a truck driver for Walmart. He was a member of Center Point Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Brock) Bennett; daughters, Dianne Isaacs of Jacksonville, Cindy Copeland (Charles) of Sidon, Belinda Massey (Paul) of Conway, Janice Chamberlain (Keith) of Cave City, Susan White (Rickie) of Cushman, and Frances McElroy (Shawn) of Newport; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Pearce of Sidon; and brothers, Tommy Bennett of Judsonia and James Bennett of Sidon.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Center Point Freewill Baptist Church, with Brother Greig Caswell officiating.
Burial will follow at Grissard Cemetery in El Paso, with Rickie White, Keith Chamberlain, Paul Massey, Charles Copeland, Matthew Brock, Chris "C.J." Geisler, Jr., Shawn Bearden, and Charles Jordan serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from May 20 to May 27, 2013