Samuel Bennett

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Dr. Samuel A. Bennett LUBBOCK- Funeral services for Dr. Samuel A. Bennett, 59, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. His family will receive guests Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Resthaven. Dr. Bennett passed away on June 13, 2013 at his home. Sam Bennett was born on Sept. 7, 1953 in El Paso to Robert J. and Hazel M. Bennett. He graduated from Irvin High School in El Paso in May 1971. Sam then came to Texas Tech University where he received his BBA in Accounting in May 1974; MSBA in Management in May 1983; and his ED.D in Higher Education in May 1989. Dr. Bennett was a faithful and loyal employee of Texas Tech from 1971, when he worked as a student in the school cafeteria, until his retirement in April 2013. Dr. Bennett worked his way up from student assistant to Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Hospitality Services. While at Tech, he served on many committees and was a four year past President for the National Association of College and University Food Services. Under his tenure at Hospitality Services, many eateries were built. These included The Market Food Court and several mini-markets each named Sam's Place. To quote Dr. Bennett, It is important to leave the world better than we found it. It was by this motto that he lived his life. Dr. Bennett was a faithful member of Christ the King Catholic Church for over 30 years. He was a service driven individual who helped many to reach their own educational dreams. Dr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his sisters, Sandra Myers (Gene) and Roberta Harris (Bill); and numerous family members. To leave online condolences please visit

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 18, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
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5740 West 19th Street | Lubbock, TX 79407 | (806) 791-6200
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