Fred Bennett, age 65, of Erwin, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Erwin, Fred was a son of the late Chevis and Cora Lee (Coggins) Bennett. He was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Kristie (Adkins) Bennett, in 2002.

Fred Bennett leaves behind to cherish his memory:

Son: Matt Bennett and wife Katie (Howell) Bennett, of Erwin;

Grandchildren: Logan Morrow, of Erwin;

Laken Bennett, of Erwin;

Several brothers and sisters.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Fred Bennett in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Kevin Laws and Reverend Bruce Teare will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and will continue until the hour of service at Valley Funeral Home on Monday. A committal service will be held at Garland Cemetery at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 11:30 AM on Tuesday, to go in procession.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Fred Bennett through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.