Don Bennett, age 80, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bennett was born on May 31, 1940 in Fitzgerald, Georgia the son of the late Rogers Marion and Lula Mae Walker Bennett.
Mr. Bennett was a retired law enforcement officer and was a veteran of the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant serving during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Penny Bennett, son, Richard Bennett, grandson, Marc Bennett, brother, George Bennett and a sister, Linda Frazier.
Survivors include two sons, Don Bennett (Tracy) of Douglas, GA and Jerry Bennett (Micky) of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Karen Bennett of Maryville, TN; step-daughter, Joyce Hazel-Black of Diamond City, AK; four grandchildren, Austin Bennett, Katlynn Poole, Madison Bennett and Enoga Rune; two great grandsons, Winter Rune and Atlas Rune and one great granddaughter, Saige Poole.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 2:30pm until 3:30pm at Sims Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00pm at Satilla Memorial Gardens with Bishop Michael Jackson officiating. Military honors will be provided by Fort Stewart Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Austin Bennett, Kade Poole, Dawson Holley, Rhett Holley, Carter Holley, Landon Waldron, Jarom Waldron, Skyler Woods and Conner Woods.
Sims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Due to COVID-19, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all guests and attendees to wear appropriate medical grade face-masks and maintain social distancing at all times while visiting our facility, and highly encouraged at our services outside of our facility. Masks are not provided.