November 19, 1934 - November 24, 2021
Jackie Randall Bennett, 87, was born November 19, 1934 in St. Augustine, FL to Aubrey and Gwendolyn (Neighbors) Bennett. He joined the Florida Army National Guard at the age of 17, before graduating from Ketterlinus High School with the Class of 1954. While serving in the Guard, he also worked for the Road Department as a surveyor, where he played a key role in building the old Vilano Beach Bridge and US-1, as well as the establishing of Palm Coast. After 43 years of service, Jackie retired at the age of 60 from FLARNG 153rd Finance Battalion as Sergeant Major, the highest rank achievable for non-commissioned personnel. Regarding his military career, he told his children, "I loved every minute of it and would go back in a heartbeat!". Jackie is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Llewellyn Bennett, his sister Mary Gwen Bennett Futch, daughter Connie Terrell and grandchildren Kimberly Terrell and Jason Radabaugh. He is survived by his "Queen" of 64 years, Nancy King Bennett, his children, Cheryl Fazio (Tony), Randy Bennett, Todd Bennett, Ellen Darley, Deanna Beal, Gwenette Doster(Steve), 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and his brother Parnell Bennett(Lucy). He was a loving husband and devoted father. His quiet but unyielding dedication to his family and community leaves a legacy of service, hard work, integrity, the ability to do algebra, and a mean Ho-cake recipe! Whether you knew him as Jackie, J. R., Daddy, Grandpa, Pee-Paw, J.B., Keebler, Da-Boo, or Sergeant Major you knew that he was one of the Greats and that you were always welcome at his table. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Friday December 3, 2021 at Craig Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Catholic prayer service a 6:00PM Thursday at Craig Funeral Home. Burial will be in San Lorenzo Cemetery.
Jackie Randall Bennett, 87, was born November 19, 1934 in St. Augustine, FL to Aubrey and Gwendolyn (Neighbors) Bennett. He joined the Florida Army National Guard at the age of 17, before graduating from Ketterlinus High School with the Class... View Obituary & Service Information
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