Donald Ray Bennett
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Donald Ray Bennett
  • December 6, 1930 - May 6, 2017
  • Abilene, Texas

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Donald Ray Bennett, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Graveside services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Donald was born on December 6, 1930 in Ballinger, Texas to Joe and Edna Bennett. He married Charlene West on December 25, 1950 in Ballinger. In 1991 Donald retired from West Texas Utilities after 37 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Bennett; sisters, Doris McWilliams, Sharon Stilley, and Nancy Hampton; son, Charles Bennett and wife, Patricia; daughters, Diana Kahl and husband, Gene, and Shirley Stevenson and husband, Gary; two granddaughters, Jennifer Blackshear and Kimberly Palmer; two grandsons, Jeremy Kahl and Jason Stevenson; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Edna Bennett; a brother, Joe Lee; and a sister, Hazel Lou.