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Philip Judson Bennett

December 12, 1956 - May 22, 2012
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Philip Judson Bennett went to receive his Heavenly reward on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was a great inspiration to all who had the honor of knowing him. Philip handled his health problems with incredible dignity and faith, and even though he faced many hardships, he always seemed to have a smile on his face. He never said an unkind word about anyone. Philip's favorite chapter in the Bible was Psalms One, and he greatly enjoyed reading and reciting Scripture. Above all, Philip's faith and love for his family were the most important things in his life. Philip graduated from Southside High School in 1975 and then attended the College of...
Philip Judson Bennett went to receive his Heavenly reward on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was a great inspiration to all who had the honor of knowing him. Philip handled his health problems with incredible dignity and faith, and even though he faced many hardships, he always seemed to have a smile on his face. He never said an unkind word about anyone. Philip's favorite chapter in the Bible was Psalms One, and he greatly enjoyed reading and reciting Scripture. Above all, Philip's faith and love for his family were the most important things in his life.

Philip graduated from Southside High School in 1975 and then attended the College of the Ozarks. He retired from the Maintenance Department at Whirlpool when his health would not allow him to work any longer. He and his wife, Alice, moved to Greenwood where they raised their two daughters. Philip was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood.

Philip was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Bennett. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Alice Bennett. He is also survived by his two daughters: Christa Bennett Neal and husband Jay Neal of Arkadelphia, AR, and Angela Bennett Poff and husband Franklin Poff of Tampa, FL. Philip is survived by his father, Dr. Bill Bennett of Wilmington, NC, and two brothers; Dr. Bill Bennett, Jr. and wife Cyndi of Dothan, AL, and brother David Bennett and wife Kathi of Wilmington, NC.

Philip leaves five nieces and three nephews. Laura and husband Dustin Dacus of Greenwood, AR; Lauren and husband Blake Nichols of Birmingham, AL; Lindsay Bennett of Dothan, AL; Steve McNabb and wife Sarah of Greenwood, AR; Palmer, Miranda, and JoAnna Bennett, all of Dothan, AL; and Aaron McNabb of Greenwood, AR.

Visitation with the family will be 5:00pm-7:00pm Friday at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 26th, at First Baptist Church in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will follow directly at Evans Cemetery in Excelsior, AR.

Pallbearers will be: Dr. Bill Bennett, Jr., David Bennett, Jay Neal, Franklin Poff, Dustin Dacus, Greg Griffin, Doug Tucker, and James Moore.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Youth Department at First Baptist Greenwood.

"My thoughts & prayers are with all the Bennett family ., may God give you peace & comfort !!" Elaine Walker (Repulic, MO)

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