Mr. William Ernest Ray BennettBENNETT
WALNUT COVE – Mr. William Ernest Ray Bennett, 65, died Thursday , March 3, 2011 at his home.
He was born July 12, 1945 in Rockingham County to Odell and Minnie Kepley Bennett. Mr. Bennett was employed as a Detention Officer for the last 12 years with the Forsyth County Sheriffs Department for the last 5 years. He loved doing yard work, wood crafts and working on cars. He was a member of First Christian Church of Kernersville. He served his country proudly in the US Marines.
An 11:00 am funeral service will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 at Burroughs Chapel with Rev. Pete Kunkle and Rev. Dean Tsiolkas officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory in Walkertown with military honors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister; Barbara Lambeth and 1 brother; Kenneth Bennett.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years; Dianne Moore Bennett of the home, 1 daughter; Debra B. Clonch of Kernersville, 2 grandsons; Tyson Dale of Raleigh and Brayden Clonch of Kernersville and 1 sister; Carolyn Maurer of Pilot Mountain.
The family will receive friends 6-8 Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Burroughs Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Online condolences may be offered at www. burroughsfuneralhome.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove is serving the Bennett family.