Hendrix J. Bennett


Passed: Monday, June 16, 2014
Funeral: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Age: 97
Location: Greer, SC

Hendrix James Bennett, 97, died June 16, 2014 at Ashlan Village.

A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Lydia Naomi Hendrix Bennett. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933 and served in WWII.

He was employed by Lyman Printing and Finishing working as a supervisor in the sewing room for 40 years.

He was a very special person and loved by all who knew him. He was an avid gardener; his specialties were his roses, azaleas and his vegetables which he shared with everyone.

He was a great lover of Jimmy Rodgers music and loved reading western books written by Zane Grey. Mr. Bennett was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.


Surviving are one sister, Polly Smith of Greer and many loving nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bennett was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Ruby S. Bennett, one sister, Margaret Plumley, and six brothers, Kenneth, Robert, Allen, Lloyd, Edward and Marion Bennett.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Davon Harrelson, Mr. Brian Henson and Mr. Carol Genobles. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens with military rites.

Pallbearers will be Brian Henson, Ralph Henson, Corey Lancaster, David Lancaster, Tommy Bennett, Randy Bennett and Carol Genobles.

Visitation will be held 7:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of Brian Henson, 784 Brockman-McClimon Road, Greer, SC 29650.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill United Methodist Church, 301 Liberty Hill Road, Greer, SC 29651.

Thanks to Ashlan Village and all of the excellent caregivers who loved and cared for him. Thanks to Tracy of Agape Hospice for her loving care. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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