Oakville resident John R. Bennett, age 89, passed away at Providence Centralia Hospital on January 19, 2019.
John graduated from Winona High School and moved with his family to Oakville Washington. He was drafted into the Army where he served during the Korean Conflict. After his service in the military he worked on his family ranch and eventually opened his own Hay and Feed business as well as a trucking business Which he ran until he was 87 years old.
John married Donna on September 1st, 1951 and they were together for 67 years.
John’s pride and joy were his Short Horn Cattle which he inherited from his father and in turn passed on to his own sons.
John is survived by his wife; Dona Jean Bennett, his sons; John (Cynthia) Bennett, and Kenneth (Susan) Bennett, his daughter; Janet (Tim) Kier, brothers; Bill (Norma) Bennett, Donald (Phyllis) Bennett, and Douglas (Gladys) Bennett, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his parents; John William Bennett and Marie Frances Bennett, son; Carl Bennett, and daughter; Judy Bennett.
No services are scheduled at this time. Under the care of Newell-Hoerling’s Mortuary.