2017-10-11 / Obituaries

Raymond C. Bennett, 81

Raymond C. Bennett Raymond C. Bennett Raymond C Bennett, 81, of Roachdale Indiana passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at home.

He was born July 9, 1936 in “Rabbittown” Mecca, Indiana to Charles Fredrick Bennett and Serena Ann (Wise) Bennett.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Sharon Kay Bennett, who passed away in March of 2015; brother, Stanley; sisters, Betty Miller and Marie Baysinger.

Raymond is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Young (Davis) of Edwardsville, Illinois and Rayetta Hoover (Mark) of Michigan; brother, Jim of Paris; and sister, Martha Lee Davis (Jim) of West Cliffe, Colorado; special family members, Mark and Sandra Fordice, Don and Mary Bennett, Tom and Jan Endicott, Eric and Jeanenne Goodwin; 13 grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) White, Laurel (Issac) Noland, Macy Fordice, Derrick (Jill) Fordice, Cory (Nicole) Fordice, Lee (Lesli) Fordice, Jared (Shelby) Fordice, Bryan Young, Nichole Young, Christopher (Samantha) Hoover, Monte (Laura) Hoover, Brandon (Genna) Hoover, and Amelia; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Raymond served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was hired onto Pennsylvania Railroad in 1956 which became Penn Central, then ConRail, and eventually becoming CSX. During those years he belonged to the United Transportation Union. After working on the railroad for 45 years he retired. Raymond also did some work on the Mansfield Dam. He enjoyed 17 years of retirement. This involved wood working, taking care of the wildlife and property at his 40-acre home, especially feeding the birds. Raymond enjoyed riding his motorcycle, traveling the 48 contiguous states as well as Canada and Mexico. He belonged to the Salty Dawgs Motorcycle club in Wood River Illinois.

Per Raymond’s request, family has chosen cremation with a private family service to follow.

Samaritan Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at Samaritanfunerals.com.

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