Elmo and Linda's
Magical Dining (formerly Shady Oaks Cafe)
WINTER HAVEN - Elmo Bennett of Winter Haven went to be with God from heart failure Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 77.
A native of Winter Haven, FL, born July 25, 1936 to George and Lois Blackford Bennett, Elmo has lived in this area his entire life. He, and his loving wife Linda of 31 years owned and operated Elmo's & Linda's Magical Dining. Prior to that, Elmo retired from Tampa Electric after 28 years, and he also retired from the US Naval Reserve after 34 years of service. Elmo was a member of Heartland Community Church, the Lions Club, Past Director of the Boy's Club, Past President of the Central Florida Magic Club and the Wizzards of Winter Haven, and he was a member of the Jaycees.
Elmo is survived by his wife Linda of Winter Haven; his son Michael Bennett and his wife Chrissy; his grandchildren: Dylan Deskins and Kerri Deskins. He is also survived by Mary Perry and Adriann Perry.
Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Heartland Community Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Heartland Community Church Missions Fund. Condolences to the family can be sent to: www.oakridgefuneralcare.com .
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
2425 Havendale Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33881
Published in Ledger from June 9 to June 10, 2014