Paul C. Bennett, 93, of Moyers passed away March 20, 2022, at his home.
He was born March 1, 1929, in Circleville, a son of the late Curtis and Alpha (Sponaugle) Bennett.
A graduate of the Circleville High School, Class of 1947, he went to electrical school and worked in Canton, Ohio. There soon after, he was drafted in to the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church and attended McDowell United Methodist Church, as well.
A successful farmer, Mr. Bennett raised cattle and sheep and was well known within his community for his strong work ethic. Additionally, he loved time spent hunting, trapping and simply being outdoors. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
On June 16, 1961, he married Nancy Cunningham, formerly of Whitmer.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by two daughters, Debbie Bennett Mines of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Amanda Bennett of Raleigh, North Carolina; two sons, Terry Bennett and wife, Missy of Moyers, and Stacy Bennet of Moyers; Roy Ellinger and wife, Kelly, whom he thought of as a son; grandchildren, Austin, Alyssa, Blayke and Levi Bennett, all of Moyers; a brother, Harlan Bennett of Damascus, Maryland; two sisters, Delane Bland of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Judy Stout and husband, Dywayne of Franklin; an aunt, Idelta Lambert of Circleville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Mines; a granddaughter, Jessica Mines; a brother, Richard Bennett; and three infant brothers.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Obaugh Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Boger officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.
Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Pitsenbarger, Eddie Malcolm, Bob Blahnik, Tim Mines, Louis Royston and Robert Bitzer.
Friends in attendance will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be sent to McKendree United Methodist Church, 103 Siron’s Mill Road, Doe Hill, VA 24433 or McDowell United Methodist Church, 1183 Doe Hill Road, McDowell, VA 24458.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.obaughfuneralhome.com.