John L. Bennitt Sr., 85, of Crawfordville, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2013 in Tallahassee from a long term illness.
He was born May 22, 1928 in LaPorte, Ind., to Leroy and Hazel (Dipert) Bennitt. He was a World War II veteran and served his country in the U.S. military for 20 years.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Annie Joe (Brady) Bennitt; a daughter, Christina Bennitt; and a grandson, Bobby Ray "BJ" Chason.
Survivors include his children, John Bennitt Jr. (Jeanne) of LaPorte, Ind., Frances Walters, Terry Bennitt, Raymond Bennitt (Kim) of Crawfordville, and Hazel "LeAnne" Hotchkiss (Keith) of Havana; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
A memorial was held Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Culley's Funeral Home on Riggins Road in Tallahassee. In honor of his passion for sports, and love for the Florida State Seminoles, the family asked attendees to dress in their Florida State attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Bend Hospice.
Published in The Wakulla News on Oct. 23, 2013