John C. Bennett


Mr. John C. Bennett, 65, of Bloxom, passed away June 7, 2021, at his residence. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, John managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren, who he adored more than anything else in the world.

Born July 8, 1955, in Kinston, N.C., he was the son of the late Cecil Bennett and the late Daphnia Antwine Bennett. John was a talented welder who enjoyed fishing, gardening, and weekend trips to the flea market with his loving wife.

John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Frances Lassiter Bennett; daughters, Jolynn Bennett Perry (Ron) and Jennifer Bennett Eder (David); sons, Jonathan Pereira-Bennett (Alberto) and Gene Rouse; a brother, Ralph Bennett; grandchildren, Tucker Greer, Aspen and Caleb Perry, Ember and Journey Eder, Brittney Eder (Juan Bell) and Alexis Merritt; great-grandchildren, Lukas and Kyleigh Bell, and Olivia Joy Haymond; and special friends, Ricky and Carla Hinman and Willow.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Christopher Bennett; sisters, Peggy Alphin and Joann Havrilla; brothers, Bill Bennett and Lynwood Hawkins; and a grandchild, Spirit Grow.

Funeral services will be private.

In remembrance of John’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Bloxom Volunteer Fire Co. or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA.

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