Gene B. Bennett, age 72, of Erwin, TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at his residence. He was a native of Bangor, Maine and was a son of the late Raymond and Thelma Bickford Bennett. He grew up and lived his working career in Atlanta, GA. He had a lifelong interest and love for aviation and sailing. Gene was an air traffic controller stationed in Adak, Alaska during his military service with the United States Navy. He earned his commercial pilot license. He spent his working career with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, GA as a loyal and devoted employee retiring as a Telecommunications Project Coordinator. He has lived in Erwin, TN for the past 12 years.
Gene Bennett has left to cherish his memories:
Wife of 49 years: Joyce Swims Bennett of Erwin;
Sons: Ray Bennett and Jenny Pompilio of Portland, OR,
Bryan Bennett and wife, Kimberly of Tampa, FL;
Daughter: Tiffany Swinehart and husband, John of Erwin;
Grandchildren: Lucas Swinehart, Caleb Swinehart and Brady Bennett;
Brothers: Lee Bennett and wife, Virginia of Troy, MI
Michael Johnson of FL
Dennis Johnson of Panama City Beach, FL
Marc Bennett of France
Pierre Bennett of France
Claude Bennett of France
Sisters: Greer Johnson Wiggins of Atlanta, GA
Stephanie Johnson of SC
Anne Bennett of Paris, France
Adelaide DeGremont of France
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Gene B. Bennett in a funeral service to be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Rusty Wishon is officiating. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 4:00 PM and continue until service time on Sunday at Valley Funeral Home.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Gene B. Bennett through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.