WAPPAPELLO -- C. Parker "Punch" Bennett, 80, of Wappapello died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Heritage Gardens of Senath.
Mr. Bennett was born July 22, 1932, in Greenville. He was baptized in the Baptist belief and for many years attended the Christian Church. Mr. Bennett was a retired civil engineer and for 33 years had worked as superintendent of maintenance for District 10 in Sikeston. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Bennett enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, camping, woodcutting and anything to do with engineering.
On April 3, 1954, in Hernando, Miss., he married Ada Jane "Jan" Reed who survives.
Other survivors include: a brother, Patrick Bennett of Albstadt, Germany; a sister-in-law, Holly Hendon of Wappapello; and three cousins, Hal Bennett and Mary Jane Spurgeon of Madison and Tom Bennett of Bourbon.
His parents, Boss H.P. and Helen Parker Bennett, and an infant son, Carroll P. Bennett Jr., preceded Mr. Bennett in death.
A graveside service and burial with full military honors was held at 3 p.m. today at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff with Sue McDonough officiating.
Pallbearers were: Carmen Conci Sheldon, Betsy Lynn Toft, Mike Perry, Frank A. Conci, Hal Bennett Jr. and Aaron Baughn.
The Cotrell Funeral Service of Poplar Bluff is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at www.cotrellfuneralservice.com.
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