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Edward Bennett Jr.
December 17, 2023
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Edward Golden Bennett Jr., affectionately known as Eddie, passed away on December 17, 2023, at the UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center. He was born on June 11, 1956, in Alamance County, the son of Edward and Nola Bennett. Eddie was 67 years old at the time of his passing.
Eddie had a strong work ethic and dedicated many years to roofing with Burlington Industries Roofing Services. Additionally, he was the proud owner and operator of Bennett Small Engine Repair, where he was widely known as "the lawn mower man." Eddie's passion for fixing small engines brought him joy and satisfaction throughout his life.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Eddie had a deep love for nature and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Spending time outdoors allowed him to connect with the world around him and provided him with solace and peace. Eddie's friends knew him as someone who would always lend a helping hand to those in need. His generous spirit and willingness to assist others endeared him to many.
The Bennett family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and staff at UNC Basnight Cancer Hospital, particularly Dr. Richardson and Dr. Gallaher, for their exceptional care and support during Eddie's illness.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Nola Bennett, as well as his sister, Ann Bennett Haithcock, and brother, Gordon Cecil Bennett Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Phyllis Craddock Bennett, and his sisters Deborah Bennett Grubb (Larry) and Bonnie Bennett Rose (Randy). Also surviving Eddie, are his many nieces and nephews, Amber, Alan, Adam, Bryan, Michael and Michelle and also Marie, Devan and Cecil Jr.
A service honoring Eddie's life will be held on Friday, December 22, 2023, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Snow Camp Ruritan Building located at 8416 Snow Camp Road, Snow Camp, NC. The family kindly asks attendees to bring their favorite covered dish and stories to share about Eddie, as the family will furnish the chicken and beverages. In addition, friends and family are welcome to visit Bonnie's house at 1624 Buckhorn Road, Mebane, NC 27302, during other times to offer their support and condolences.
Eddie will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His warm heart, friendly demeanor, and willingness to help others will forever be etched in the memories of those he touched. May he rest in peace.