John Jay Bennett
1969 - 2019
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street
Chillicothe, OH
John Jay Bennett

Clarksburg - John Jay Bennett, 49, of Chillicothe entered his final sleep on July 23, 2019.

He was born December 2, 1969 to Willard D. Bennett Jr. and Sharon L. (Holdridge) Bennett.

\ Jay was loved by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed both intelligent conversation and completely silly talk. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh. He was extremely intelligent and he never tired of telling his family how smart he was. He loved books, amassing a small library that he willingly shared with friends and family, and he stubbornly clung to the Oxford comma. He never married, but Jay loved to spoil his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick, and his mother. He leaves behind to grieve: his father; his brother, Chuck and sister-in-law, Heather; nephews, Jacob (Gabi) and Noah Bennett; nieces, Shaughnessy Bennett and Elizabeth Frum; and a great-nephew Charlie Bennett. He is also survived by several friends who were as close as brothers: Chris (Becca) Wiseman, David (Jill) Hutchison and Matt (Mindy) Hutchison.

Jay proudly served his country in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program. One of his favorite possessions was his Navy ring and it will be a constant source of bittersweet comfort to his family.

Though he will be missed, his friends and family are comforted by the fact that Jay had a relationship with his heavenly Father and trusted in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, and we know we will see him again.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Chris Wiseman officiating. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 9 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 142 Honor Guard from Waverly, Ohio.

You may sign his online register at

Published by Chillicothe Gazette on Jul. 25, 2019.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I remember JJ to be a very smart, kind man. He will be very missed, although I know that he will ever reside in Paradise!

Much love and prayers,
Amber Kincaid
Amber Kincaid
July 28, 2019
Junior,Chuck and family ; We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Jay . When remembering Jay the word "Intelligent " comes to mind , that he was, Very . Back in the day he always won playing trivial pursuit . We will continue to pray for all of you that God gives you the comfort and peace that you need to get through this difficult time . He can wrap his arms around you and give you all the strength you need . A scripture that brings us comfort in times like these is "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord " . Be Blessed and Take Care , Micki and Andy Benner
Andy and Micki Benner
July 26, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Wiseman Zinn
Kathy Wiseman-Zinn
July 26, 2019
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