Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett, Sr., age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home. He was born on Saturday, November 18, 1944 to Stanley Acil and Mary Shewmake Bennett in Fort Worth, Texas. Stanley was raised by his Aunt Doris and Uncle Sam Lehmann.
Stanley was a Class of 1962 Mena High School graduate. Stanley served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years achieving Master Chief Rank, serving in Vietnam, before retiring in 1988. He continued serving people afterwards, working at the Mena Post Office for eighteen years as a Clerk. He loved fishing, deer hunting, and most of all, his family. Stanley was a loving companion, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and a great friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Archie Lehmann, and Marvin Bennett; and two sisters, Judy McCoy and Jeanette Bennett.
Stanley is survived by his loving companion, Nell Bennett of Mena; two sons, Stanley Eugene Bennett, Jr. of Ferndale, Washington and Larry Leroy Bennett of Sacramento, California; two stepsons, Jamie Williams of Mena and John Just of Bismarck, North Dakota; one daughter, Brenda Lea Lavoy of Lignum, Virginia, and one stepdaughter, Alicia Terrell of Waco, Texas; three sisters, Janie Van Kempe of Oregon, Sharon Rostollan of Mena, and Betty Geyer of Mena; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Mount Gilead Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas with Brother Mark Lyle officiating. A visitation will be held at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 P.M. Funeral services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Danny Spencer, Billy Martin, Jimmie Crawford, Dewey Lance, Dean Terrell, William Hopper, Jeff Renfro, and Mike Rostollan.
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