Richard A. Bennett

June 8, 1931October 25, 2013

Longtime Jacksonville resident Richard Alexander “Dick” Bennett, 82, died Oct 25, 2013 at his home in Jacksonville.

Richard was born June 8, 1931 in Detroit, MI. He was married to Mary Kathleen “Kat” Jones for 56 years.

He was preceded in death by his son Richard.

He is survived by his son Ken and wife Cynthia; his son Bob and wife Lisa; his daughter Connie; and daughter-in-law, Amy. He is also survived by his grandchildren Rachel, Traci, Jennifer and Julia; and great grandchildren Kayden and David.

Richard graduated Cass Tech HS in 1949 and University of Detroit, cum laude BBA. He served 3 years during the Korean War as a US Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne; honorably discharged as a Staff Sgt. Medic. He retired from General Foods after 40-years.

Richard loved golf, painting, travel, and family. He was extremely active in the community including President of the Arlington Lions Club where he was honored as Melvin Jones Fellow and Lion of the Year 2011; Arlington & Alderman Park Civic Associations; and volunteer at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 5-6:30pm Tues Oct. 29th at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am Wed Oct. 30th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He will be interred at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to NE Florida Community Hospice.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Jacque Power

November 1, 2013

All of the Hann men, Pete, Phil and Tim plus their mom, Jacque, send our deepest condolences for the Bennett Family. We were there when Dick passed away, too. Many fond memories of all of you. Dick and Amy were especially close to the family...stood up for Pete and Gayle at their wedding. So many, many other good times. We love you all.

October 31, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Bennett Family.
May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18) give you strength, courage and peace in our time of sorrow (Psalm 65:2. And may you always cherish the wonderful memories of time spent with him.


Gerard & Joan McMaster

October 30, 2013

Kathy & Family, Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. We cherish the memories of times shared in Delta Sigma Pi while attending night school at U.of D. over 50 years ago as well as the wonderful visits together over the years. Rest in Peace, Brother. You brought joy to so many. Love Gerard and Joan

October 29, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,
My sympathy and prayers are with you at
this time. You have many good memories
of Dick to help you through.
Teresa Brzozowski

Melanie and Mark Hand

October 29, 2013

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Craig Jones

October 29, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You were a great Uncle to me and I will miss you. You deserve your reward in heaven where you are joined with your Son Dick. We love you always and will pray for your family. Love you always. Craig

Otis Hudson

October 29, 2013

Kathy and Family, Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Love Lion Otis Hudson and Lion Ann Boulos

Robert Bennett

October 29, 2013

So many great memories of Uncle Dick and my Dad talking about the old times growing up in Detroit. You will be sorely missed.

October 29, 2013

So sorry to hear of "Dad's" passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patti Burns

Gyanne Smith

October 28, 2013

Dick was a good friend and artist and our Saturday art class will miss him. My husband Charlie and Dick met up at the Cancer Specialists for many months where they were both receiving treatment. I was touched when Dick came to Charlie's funeral in late April.