Longtime Jacksonville resident Richard Alexander "Dick" Bennett, 82, died Oct 25, 2013 at his home in Jacksonville.
Richard was born June 8, 1931 in Detroit, MI. He was married to Mary Kathleen "Kat" Jones for 56 years.
He was preceded in death by his son Richard.
He is survived by his son Ken and wife Cynthia; his son Bob and wife Lisa; his daughter Connie; and daughter-in-law, Amy.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Rachel, Traci, Jennifer and Julia; and great grandchildren Kayden and David.
Richard graduated Cass Tech HS in 1949 and University of Detroit, cum laude BBA. He served 3 years during the Korean
War as a US Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne; honorably discharged as a Staff Sgt. Medic. He retired from General Foods after 40-years.
Richard loved golf, painting, travel, and family. He was extremely active in the community including President of the Arlington Lions Club where he was honored as Melvin Jones Fellow and Lion of the Year 2011; Arlington & Alderman Park Civic Associations; and volunteer at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 5-6:30pm Tues Oct. 29th at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N. www.hardage-giddenschapelhills.com.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am Wed Oct. 30th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He will be interred at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to NE Florida Community Hospice.