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Jerome Elwood "Jerry" Bennett Sr.

March 13, 1928 -
February 21, 2015

Jerome Elwood “Jerry” Bennett Sr. 86, of Savoy passed away on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 5:15 A.M. at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana. He was born on March 13, 1928 in Urbana to Adam Quincy and Sarah Lavina Bennett. He was previously married Thelma Jane Richardson and then married Ruth …read more

Jerome Elwood “Jerry” Bennett Sr. 86, of Savoy passed away on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 5:15 A.M. at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana. He was born on March 13, 1928 in Urbana to Adam Quincy and Sarah Lavina Bennett. He was previously married Thelma Jane Richardson and then married Ruth Williams on May 8, 1976 in Mahomet and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2014.

Survivors include three sons- Jerry Jr. of Champaign, Jim (Carol) Bennett of California, and John (Becky) Bennett of Sidney, and one step-son-Scott (Marcie) Rogers of Paxton, one Daughter- Judith Ann Bennett of Greenwood, Missouri and two step daughters- Tammy (James) Moore of Houston, Texas and Julie (Brad) Johnson of North Carolina. Also surviving are 16-grandchildren and 14- great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters- Gertrude Eileen Bennett and Marianna Johnson.

He was employed at S &W Food Sales and Lincolnland Moving and Storage. He owned and operated Jerry Bennett Real Estate and was a professional bus driver for Illini Swallow and Monticello Bus. He also had his own band and loved playing at events, the Moose, etc. for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Marine Casual Squadron Eleven. He was also a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign and the Urbana Senior Citizens. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #24 and a member of the Marine Corps League.

Visitation for Jerry Sr. will be held on Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 5:00-to-7:00 P.M. at the Morgan Memorial Home 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy and Funeral Services will be held on Thursday February 26, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. also at the memorial home. Interment will take place at the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Memorials should be directed to any veteran’s organization or to the Alzheimer’s Association or Savoy Fire Department.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Time: 07:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time: 10:00 am


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