James Alton Bennett, 85, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his residence.
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He was a native of Hardin County, served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post No. 113 and Northside Baptist Church. He worked for Kroger for 42 years where he was head of the meat department. He loved to hunt and garden.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Mary Louise McGimsey Bennett; his parents, William Ira and Elsie Mae Goodin Bennett; and three brothers, Harold Lloyd Bennett, Charles Warren Bennett and Marvin Emmett Bennett.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Josie Bradley Bennett; a daughter, Janice (Kenny) Lewis of Elizabethtown; a son, Larry (Sharon) Bennett of Elizabethtown; four stepsons, Joey (Janet) Littlejohn, Marvin (Marty) Littlejohn and Tim Littlejohn, all of Bardstown, and Wayne (Pam) Littlejohn of Elizabethtown; a stepdaughter, Evelyn (Tee) Watkins of Bardstown; a brother, William Ira Bennett of Elizabethtown; a sister, Anna Swan Bechanan of Elizabethtown; three granddaughters, Gina (Ricky) Hinote, Kelli Lewis and Tracy Ryan; a grandson, Jason (Katherine) Bennett; two great-grandchildren, Shelby Ryan and Noah Hinote; 13 step-grandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Kevin Roberts officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at noon Sunday at the funeral home.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Feb. 15, 2013