Joe Weldon Bennett
Joseph Weldon Bennett was born in Galveston, Texas on February 23, 1943. He passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the age of 72 in Alvin, TX.
Joseph is survived by wife, Sheila Ann Bennett of Alvin, TX; sons, Kenneth Bennett of Salt Lake City, Utah, John Bennett and wife Charlene of South Weeber, UT, Gary Bennett and wife Shelly of Hacienda Heights, California, Joseph Bennett Jr. and wife Maria of Chino, CA, Norfleet (Bubba) Henderson and wife Pamela of Alvin, TX, Jason Bennett and wife Crissy of Friendswood, TX; daughter, Tammie Hartman and husband Morgan of Alvin, TX; brothers, John Bennett & wife Carolyn of Bayou Vista, TX, James Bennet of Houston, TX, Lou Bennett & wife Debra of Seabrook, TX and Paul Bennett & wife Pat of Santa Fe, TX; sister, Madelyn Postin & husband Butch of Texas City, TX as well as twenty grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Joseph lived in Galveston, TX until he was 8 years old. His family then moved to Hitchcock, TX where he graduated from high school in 1961. He joined the Air Force in 1964, serving two terms in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1972. He then moved back to Hitchcock, TX and worked for NASA for two years. Beginning in 1974, he went to work for Mundy Maintenance Corporation for the next twenty years. He married Sheila Bennett on March 7th, 1975 and lived in Alvin, TX for eleven years. He then moved to Livingston, TX where he worked as a correctional officer at the Terrell Unit. He retired in 2003 and spent the next seventeen years of his life enjoying his family, fishing with his wife, and all of life’s little pleasures.
Memorial Services for Joseph will be 10:30 am, Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Dominion Church, 401 Landing Blvd., League City, TX 77573.