Charles D. Bennett

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Charles David Bennett, 70, passed away at his home in Peoria, Ariz, on Wednesday, June 23, surrounded by family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services were held on Friday July 2, at Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Palmer Shelter Cemetery.
  Mr. Charles was born in Milan, on May 10, 1951, to the late Vickers Yates Bennett and the late Susan Aliene Bennett. He was the middle of seven children. He attended Huntingdon High School where he played football on the 1968 Mustang team that went undefeated during the regular season and won the conference championship. He graduated from HHS in 1969 and continued his education at UT Martin and Middle Tennessee State University, obtaining a BS in Accounting in 1973. After graduation he began a career in grain accounting with Cook Industries in Memphis before transferring to Cook’s office in Portland, Ore. He met his wife, Kathleen, after his move to Portland. They were married in Portland where they welcomed their daughter Sarah. He continued his career in grain accounting and system design in Omaha, Neb. and the family welcomed son David. He transitioned to sales and marketing of computer systems and services to customers both domestic and international. His career included assignments in Portland, Great Falls, Kansas City, Omaha, and San Francisco. He and his family lived in San Francisco from 1986 until 2002, when they relocated to Phoenix, Ariz. Charles subsequently established BLT Services to provide accounting and consulting services to Native American housing authorities in the western United States. He also loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren and loved to be outside in the Arizona sunshine. He was a master griller/smoker on his Green Egg and a skilled sushi chef and loved entertaining and sharing with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen (Morrissey); daughter, Sarah Bennett (Sjon) Chavez of Peoria, Ariz; son, David Elisha t (Amanda Koulousias) Bennet of Silver Spring, MD; grandchildren, Luke Ryan Bennett and Ally Blaire Bennett of Silver Spring, MD, and William (Liam) David Chavez and Maeve Rosemarie Chavez of Peoria, AZ;  sisters, Ann (Dennis) Coleman and Susan Bennett; brothers, Carl (Marsha) Bennett, Scott (Pam) Bennett, Clint (Stacey) Bennett; preceded in death, Vickers Yates Bennett Jr.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley 1510 Flower Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 or

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