Funeral Services for Mr. Gordon Bennett
Posted by: April LaDonna
Date: Aug 01 2014 3:08 PM
Mr. James Gordon Bennett, III, age 68, of Ozark, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A. M. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from Ozark Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Steve King and Reverend Matthew Wright (Dale County Sheriff Office Chaplain) officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at Ozark Baptist Church Monday from 5:00 P. M. until 7:00 P. M.
Mr. Bennett was born August 27, 1945 in Pittsburg, PA. to Mildred Richards Bennett the late James Gordon Bennett, Jr. He worked with the Alabama Wildlife Department for thirty-five years, retiring in 2007. He then worked with the Dale County Sheriff Office until his passing.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Sellers Bennett of Ozark;
two daughters and one son-in-law, Jessica and Martin Forrester of Dothan, Rachel Munn of Ozark;
four sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Mary Jane Bennett of Avon, NC, Robert Edward Munn, Jr. and Jessica of Ozark, Jason Paul and Angela Munn of Ozark, Brad Ashley and Brittney Munn of Ozark;
his Mother, Mildred Richards Bennett of Dothan;
two sisters and one brother-in-law, Cathy Bennett Smith of Montgomery, Sherry and Jimmy Delair of Deatsville;
one brother, Gary Bennett of Dothan;
twelve grandchildren, Jack Gordon Bennett, Will Forrester, Andrew Forrester, Addison Forrester, Jenna Forrester, Breanna Munn, April Munn, Nathan Munn, Bryson McCrea, Braylee Munn, Nicholas Wilson, and Cody Wilson.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Ozark Baptist Church, 282 South Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360; or to Gentiva Hospice, 2740 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303.
Archangel Michael, patron saint of law enforcement officers,
You have called into service
One very special deputy from
The Dale County Sheriff’s Office:
Deputy Gordon Bennett-
He was a man we respected and loved
Gordon will make one of your finest recruits for
He was a very special man
with a warm heart and
a caring soul.
And on Friday, August 1st 2014
Gordon was called to join you
And serve at the Lords right hand.
His uniform still has the golden Deputy’s Star
On his chest.
Added are silver wings and a Golden halo around his head.
His new assignment is to watch over and protect
His family, friends and brother deputies from harm,
And give them guidance whenever he can.
Yes, on that day Gordon Bennett was promoted to “Guardian Angel,”
To watch over and guide us in his own special way.