Edwin Lee Bennett, 76, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home in Fairlea, WV, where he had been residing for almost four years.
Edwin was born June 7, 1938, in Ronceverte, WV, son of the late Echols and Lilly Madge Bennett.
He graduated from Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte in 1957 and was a member of Whatcoat Methodist Church. He retired from The Greenbrier hotel in the shipping and receiving department after 35 years of service. After retiring, he began his own business, Bennett’s Bandsaw Company, for a short time before retiring due to poor health. His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, bowling, and woodworking. He was most proud of his contributions in woodworking during the building of Whatcoat Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Evidine Morgan and Mila Mitchell; and infant brother; and a young brother, Albert.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Hilda Foster Bennett; two sons, Edwin Randolph Bennett of White Sulphur Springs and Timothy Warren Bennett of Frankford, WV; one daughter, Teresa Michelle Bennett of Ronceverte; three brothers, Buford Bennett and wife, Arlene, of Hopewell, VA, Orlie Bennett and wife, Deloris, of Ronceverte, and Manfred Bennett and wife, Linda, of Ronceverte; two sisters, Arminta Weikle of Fairlea and Diane Propps and husband Glenn, of Covington, VA; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Whatcoat Methodist Church on Route 92, White Sulphur Springs, with the Revs. Gerald Roberts and Betty McCarver officiating. Burial will follow in the Whatcoat Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Monday, August 4, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Whatcoat Youth Program or the resident’s activity department at the Greenbrier Manor.
The family would like to thank the Greenbrier Manor staff for their loving and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.morganfh.net. Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV, is in charge of arrangement.
Obituary originally published in the August 4, 2014 edition of the West Virginia Daily News.