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Philip Wilson Bennett

nopicture-butterfly1Philip Wilson Bennett age 62 of Mt. Juliet died April 11, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Born June 3, 1952, he was the only son of Frank Wilson Bennett and Dorothy Holladay Bennett.  He was a 1970 graduate of Lebanon High School.  He retired from Performance Food Group and attended Joy Church International in Mt. Juliet.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Diane Bates Bennett; son, Zachary (Audrey) Bennett; three aunts:  Maurine Henley, Hazel Gann, Elizabeth (Bill) Ragsdale.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Billie Friel and Pastor Rob Simms officiating.  Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers:  Larry Joyner, Randy Randall, Charles Thurman, Darris Crawford, Bob Croy, Ken Pritchett.  Visitation Monday 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday after 11 a.m.

Messages for the Family

  1. Terry Chapman says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love to all!
  2. Debby Coe Foutch says:
    Diane and Zach, I am so very sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. He was a dear classmate and we all think so much of all of you. We send our deepest sympathy.
  3. Donna Goodall says:
    Mike and I ate so sorry to hear of the death of Phil. You and Zach are in our thoughts n prayers!
    Donna n Mike Goodall
  4. Tony Johnson says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Acts of Joy will not be the same. Prayers are going out for your family.
  5. Paula and Doug Kittle says:
    Deepest condolences to you and your family Diane. Doug and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. It was an honor to serve with Phil on the Acts of Joy team. Praying for you.
  6. Nancy Van Prooyen says:
    Diane & family, I am indeed sorry to hear of the loss of Phil at such a young age. My love, prayers, & thoughts are with the family during these difficult days.
    Nancy Van Prooyen
    Co-worker with Diane as TN EE
  7. Jimmy McPeak says:
    My heart goes out to you and the family. Phil was a really great classmate and friend. He will be missed. Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
  8. Tony & Chastity Powell says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need anything. We would be happy to help.
  9. Linda Mooney says:
    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Zachary.
  10. Wanda Williams Crook says:
    So sorry for your loss. Phil and I were good friends in High School and remembered him by his witt and how he loved music. A great loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I lost my husband 13 years ago. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
  11. Erica McKown says:
    Zach, Audrey, and family ~
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time!
    Erica (co-worker of Audrey)
  12. Carolyn Stark says:
    Diane, I am so very sorry to learn of the death of your husband. I didn’t know him, but if he was anything like you, he was special. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carolyn Stark
    Worked with Diane as an EE
  13. Traci Gentry (Fleenor) says:
    I had VOE myJunior and Senior year at Mt Juliet High School..I am so sorry for your loss..
  14. Karen Sanford says:
    I was so saddened to hear about Phil’s passing, I am praying for you all! I am happy he got to enjoy retirement by the travels you all had! I have missed talking to Phil since he retired but have enjoyed his exploits on Facebook! (PFG)
  15. Molly Rodriguez says:
    I was in Nashville temporarily for work and attended Joy Church. I had the privilege of meeting your husband and father, Phil thru Acts of Joy. He was a wonderful man, full of talent and a faithful servant. With out a doubt Phil was greeted with “well done good and faithful servant.” He will be missed and his memory will live forever in our hearts. 2 Peter 3:8. Sincerely, Molly R.
  16. Cathy Lauri says:
    Dear Diane – I am shocked to hear of Phil’s passing. Bob and I send our condolences and prayers for all of you.
  17. Jim & Bev Henderson says:
    Diane& family members, So sorry for your loss.
  18. Steve Havron says:
    Diane and family. Phil was dear childhood friend and classmate. Loved his great sense of humor. God has returned one of the best people back to him, we love and you all will be in our prayers. He will be missed.