The Obit For Benny Bennett

Benny H. Bennett

Published in The Arizona Republic on 3/30/2008.


Benny H. Bennett entered eternal rest on 3/27/08. Born in Newport, Arkansas, Benny played football for the Razorbacks, baseball for the Chicago Cubs, then enlisted in the Air Force prior to the Korean War.

Returning to Arkansas with his wife Carole, he joined the Bennett family in farming for 15 years.

In Phoenix since 1970, Benny established himself as a respected land broker and was known for his quick wit and strong work ethics.

He was a dearly loved father, a faithful friend and an inspiring mentor to many others. Benny is survived by daughters Debra McCarthy (J.T.) and Cathy Huntley (David) , two grandchildren Kristin & Brent; brothers and a sister in Arkansas; and his partner and friend Nadia Morrison.

Remembered as a Southern Gentlemen, a tenured AZ land man and frequent traveler to Las Vegas; a service in his honor will be held at Hillside Southern Baptist Church, 1344 W. Thunderbird Road on Tuesday, April 1st at 4:00 pm. Arrangements by Hansen Mortuary.

We miss you Benny, we love you.