Robert E. Bennett, 85, of Wilmington, Ohio died 9:20 PM, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Ohio. His wife, Joanne Taylor Bennett, preceded him in death January 3, 1999. They were married January 24, 1953. Mr. Bennett was born September 6, 1926 in Clinton County, Ohio, son of the late Harry and Cleona Bowers Bennett. He was a graduate of Wilmington High School.
Mr. Bennett was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ and the B.P.O. Elks 797.
Mr. Bennett is survived by a daughter, Patricia “Dodd” (Stephen) Chambers of Maineville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Lindsay (Andy) Miller of West Chester, Ohio and Samuel Dailey of Cincinnati, Ohio; two great grandchildren, Jason Miller and Mia Miller; and two nephews, Jeff Bennett and Rodney Bennett. In addition to his wife and parents, a son, Ned T. Bennett, and a brother, James Bennett, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Tom Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.