Johnny Doyle Bennett, age 64, passed away at Wilson N Jones Regional Medical Center. He was born to William Joseph and Mary Lemons Bennett in Wolfe City.
Johnny, known as Hollywood, worked at Texas A & M Commerce as a groundskeeper for many years after graduating from Wolfe City High School. Johnny was a Christian and read his bible every day. He always made time for his son, Shane and his grandchildren. He loved his mom and his Aunt Bernice. He loved his three dogs: Lady, Duke and Pepper. He liked being around his coworkers, watching and supporting his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, and playing dominoes. He was a Mason for many years.
Johnny is survived by his son: Shane Bennett and wife Sharena, grandkids: Nevaeh Liberty Lee Bell Bennett, Wyatt Michael Craig Bennett, Ricky Vaillette Jr., Laramy Smith, Dalya White, Tevin Rushing, Celina Wilson, Cezanne Williams, and Keirsten Williams, three brothers and one sister. He is also survived by his stepdaughters: Marketta Lopez, and Kim Ingram good friends: James “Lucky” Luckey, Kris Crews, Stevie Sanders and Gary Roundtree, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Castle, whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Uncle Hall, Uncle Henry, Uncle Martin Doyle, Aunt Bernice Shaha, Uncle Robert (Bob) Lemons, and Aunt Verna Mae.
The graveside service will be conducted Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
I was very saddened to learning of Johnny’s passing. As a Wolfe City native, I had known Johnny pretty much all of his life although the years and our career paths had separated us by distance. There are some persons that are just “Wolfe City Through and Through.” Johnny Bennett was one of those persons.