Long time Spencer County resident and businessman John L. "Jack" Bennett was called home Sunday, the 24th day of January, 2016.
He was the fifth of thirteen children born to the late Edward Raymond and Hallie Warren Lilly Bennett. As a child, Jack attended St. Joe Prep School in Bardstown and graduated from Spencer County High School.
He was a World War II veteran who served in the Navy as an aviation metalsmith. Jack was President of JA Bennett, Inc., for many, many years. He and Bernard Lilly ran the Farm Equipment and Implements store in Taylorsville. They were the only International Harvester dealer within several counties. He was the former president of National Farm Machinery show.
As a lifelong member of All Saints Catholic Church he was very active patron as well supporter of the community. From there he became a member of the Knights of Columbus. His other community accomplishments include being a former instructor for FAA safety classes, a lifetime member of the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce as well as a former member of Spencer County Volunteer Fire Department.
He enjoyed many hobbies such as flying, boating, skiing, dancing, and photography. Overall, Jack enjoyed life to its fullest. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sheila Wing Bennett.
Jack is survived by his wife, Doris Cunningham Bennett of Taylorsville. He is also survived by, and will be dearly missed by his sons Al Bennett and his wife, Betsy, of Fisherville, and Jeff Bennett and his wife, Katie, of Simpsonville. He was the proud grandfather of Brittany and her fiancé, Chase, Clark, Zachary and Annie Bennett.
He also leaves behind his brother, Bobby Bennett, and four sisters Helen Downs, Betty Tharpe, Jean Theobald and Carol Bennett. Jack will also be missed by his numerous nephews, nieces and scores of friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, the 28th day of January, 2016, at the All Saints Catholic Church of Taylorsville, with Reverend R. Dale Cieslik celebrating. Interment will be in the Valley Cemetery in Taylorsville, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M., until 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the All Saints Catholic Church, or to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sheila Wing Bennett.Please pray for Jack's wife, Doris, and his eternal rest and joy in the Kingdom, and peace and comfort for his family and friends.