Obituary: Earl C. Bennett “Cowboy”

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ELM GROVE -Celebration of Life services for Mr. Earl C. Bennett Sr., 91, will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, Haughton, LA, with Pastor Troy Parker of Church of Red River officiating. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park, Haughton, LA. The family will receive visitors from 2:00p.m.until service on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Earl was born in Oak Hill, TX, to the late Van Vester and Lee Watson Bennett and was always referred to as “Cowboy” to family and friends. He was called to walk with his Heavenly Father, February 1, 2015, in Shreveport, LA, while surrounded by loving family. He proudly served the U.S. ARMY during WWII and earning several medals during his time served. He received the American Defense Service Metal, EAME Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 4 Overseas Service Bars and 3 Bronze Stars. He was a life time member of V.F.W. Post 8535 and American Legion Post 6. Earl always enjoyed being a Heavy Equipment Operator. He had a great deal of pride in all of his work. After many years of owning Bennett Construction, he joined Pharr Brothers Construction Company and had many wonderful friends. Earl took great pride in working his garden, sharing his produce with everyone and anytime music would play he could be found on the dance floor. He had a passion for dancing and enjoyed life to the fullest. He always said life is too short to wear a frown.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. Left to cherish the wonderful memories Earl leaves behind are his four sons; Bobby Bennett and wife Debbie, Earl Bennett Jr., Danny Bennett and wife Sandra, Mickey Bennett and wife Roxanne, daughter; Jo Ann Walker and husband Steve, sister; Mattie Walling, many extended family member and numerous wonderful friends.

Honoring Earl as pallbearers will be Damon Hinderberger, Bobby Walker, Steven Walker, Jody Bennett, Lee Grappe and Tommy Grappe.

Memorials may be made in honor of Earl Bennett Sr., to the charity of donor’s choice.

You may share words of comfort with the family at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com