James William Bennett, born October 23, 1932 died on April 25, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed dearly by his family. He was retired from the United States air Force where he served from November 22, 1947 until June 30, 1968, and was also a member of the Community Volunteer Fire Department from 1982 until 1988. He was born in Gallatin Missouri and was the son of the late William Lloyd and Opal Marie Bennett. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Shirley C. Bennett, his children Leslie Batchelor, James Bennett II, Billie Bennett, and Judy Lynn Bennett, as well as his son in law Daniel Thornburg. Survivors include his children Dorcas Thornburg of Clover, SC, Kathryn Cope (Jeff) of Mount Holly, Kenneth Bennett (Kathleen) of Ohio, David Price of SC, and Andrew Price of the home, as well as twelve grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, and twelve great great grandchildren. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday April 30, 2021 in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly. The family will greet guests from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 29th also at the Funeral Home. Arrangements are in the care of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly.
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