D. Grant Bennett, 92, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Malley and Lillie Arnett Bennett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Claude Bennett, Darius Bennett and Barney Bennett.
Mr. Bennett attended Eastside Freewill Baptist Church and retired as a maintenance supervisor at Siam Utilities.
Mr. Bennett was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jane Randolph Bennett, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Joe Hyder, Elizabethton; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kathy Bennett, Elizabethton, and Dale and Sharon Bennett, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Jill Lewis and husband Brett, Robin Hyder, Abigail Bennett, Kelsey Bennett and Ashton Bennett; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Bowers; two brothers, Martin Bennett, Hampton, and Clinton Bennett, Elizabethton; and two sisters, Jane Ward, Jonesborough, and Myrtle Rudy, Sulphur Springs, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Bennett will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Justin Deaton and Rev. Jack Roddy officiating. Music will be under the direction of Jennifer Eiland, soloist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. The committal and entombment service will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the deacons of Eastside Freewill Baptist Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, 704 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to Siam Baptist Church, 2414 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Bennett family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.