Samuel Douglas Bennett, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. He was born on June 22, 1942 in Toccoa, GA to Frederick Phillip and Elizabeth Thomas Bennett.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Wilma “Ann” Bennett and sister, Freida Bennett.
He is survived by his son, Kip (Lisa) Bennett; daughter, Kimberly (Tommy) Golden; three grandchildren: Tyler Bennett, Jasmine Mowery Bennett, and Lexi Golden; and his loyal pet and companion, Petey.
Sam left Toccoa to enlist in the US Airforce. He was a 20-year veteran, serving his country at home and abroad, in peace and war. He settled in Clarksville, TN after retirement to work in Civil Service and was a long-time member of the Dunbar Cave Baptist Church, where he also served as Deacon. He learned to cook in his retirement years, loving to feed others. He was active in community outreach programs and Meals on Wheels, especially helping the elderly and home bound.
Sam will be honored at the Dunbar Cave Baptist Church on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM. A Graveside service will be held at Carnes Creek Cemetery in Toccoa, GA on March 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Please come and celebrate the life and memory of this loving and kind man.
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