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Jerry Joe Bennett

August 22, 1942 November 24, 2018
Jerry Joe Bennett
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Jerry Joe Bennett born August 22, 1942, passed away peacefully at his home in Blanding, Utah on November 24, 2018. He was born in Frankfort Kansas to Mary Ellen McLeod and Leonard George Bennett, He was the youngest of seven children. He moved to Monticello with his parents in 1957 and graduated from Monticello High School in 1960.

Jerry worked various jobs but will be mostly remember for managing the Husky service station owned by Keith and Donna Redd and driving a fuel truck for Abajo Petroleum. Most recently he was fuel delivery driver for BCL Distributing in Blanding. Jerry was loved by everyone he met, especially his customers. He enjoyed conversations with strangers and called all “his customers” friends.

In 1969 he married Punki Torres, later divorced and to this union were born his children Meri Allan PJ and Kristopher William. In 1994 he married Saundra Bailey Johnson and with that marriage he gained the additional love of her children Troy, Glenna, Tiffanie, Amanda, and Cassidy. As his children we had the pleasure of seeing our parents sealed for time and all eternity on October 13, 2018 and consider this one of our greatest blessings. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in various callings. He enjoyed the calling of home teacher the very best. He was the best example of home teaching and loved serving the widows of his ward. He served as the neighborhood tooth fairy. The kids would come over just to have Jerry stick his big hands in their mouths and yank their loose tooth out, in return he would give them some money. These are the memories that will take with us.

He is survived by his love Saundra, children PJ Maughan (Richie) of Springville, Kristopher Bennett (Christie) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Troy Johnson, Glenna Slavens (Johnny) of Allen, Texas, Troy Johnson of Moab, Tiffanie Holt (Husband), Amanda Palmer (Danny) and Cassidy Black (Damon) all of Blanding, 17 grandchildren, and 2 beautiful great grandchildren that fondly referred to him as Grandpa J. He is also survived by his sisters Joan McMahon of Paola, Kansas and Lucille Isaman of Grand Junction, CO and brothers Richard Bennett (Laveta) of Paola, Kansas and Tom Bennett of Gallup, NM.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Marion and Betty, brother in laws Roy Isaman and JR McMahon.

Our father, husband and grandfather will always be known as “our gentle giant”. He was the best example of home teaching. We saw him serve our neighbors and community. He will always be remembered for the love he had for not only his family but for the community that surrounded him.

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11:00 AM 11/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Private Family Service

370 S Main St
Blanding, Utah 84511

Private Family Service
370 S Main St Blanding 84511 Utah
United States

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Blanding City Cemetery Final Resting Place

500 North Grayson Parkway
Blanding, UT 84511

500 North Grayson Parkway Blanding 84511 UT
United States

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