Eastland Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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William Elmer Bennett Jr.

March 30, 1959July 8, 2020

William Elmer Bennett Jr “Billy" from Nashville, TN passed away July 8, 2020 after a short battle with cancer

Graveside Service will be held Monday July 13th at 2:00 P.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 600 Thompson lane Nashville, TN

Born in Glendale California and raised in Georgia and Tennessee, Billy spent a few years in the Navy as a teenager and later worked as a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic. He had a natural mechanical ability that started as a boy with bicycles and lawn mower repairs and eventually led to cars and motorcycles. His true love was being outdoors fishing, hunting, and growing an amazing garden when time allowed. He was also very artistic with his copper, jewelry, and airplane creations.

He is survived by his ex-wife Tamela Bennett, son William Allen (Ruth Anna), step daughter MacKenzie, 2 granddaughters Katrina Rei and Hadassah Ruomi Shosahnna, his mother Lillie Mae Bennett, his siblings Lori Kemp (Scott), Timothy Bennett (Debra), Phillip "Marty" Bennett (Farrah), Dawn Lesueur (Eric), nieces and nephews Christopher Bennett, Julie Bennett, Will Kemp, Kaiti Kemp, Torie Lord, Justin West, Dallas Bennett, Daniel Bennett, Annalise Milas, Cole Milas, Nicholas St. Clair, Alyssa Lesueur, and Andrew Lesueur. He is preceded in death by his father William Elmer Bennett Sr and his brother Daniel Ray Bennett.

Donations can be made to help with funeral costs in lieu of flowers.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 13, 2020


William Elmer Bennett Jr.

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Wendy Mallard

July 13, 2020

I am so so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are covering your family during this painful time. We love you all and will always remember Billy.

Gin Edwards

July 12, 2020

Bill was a nice guy. I saw his planes he made for the first time in some art shows in Nashville.
Just in the last year we talked on Facebook because he was Navy and my son went in too.
I even have one of his necklaces he made.

I’m am blessed to have know him.

My heart goes out to the family.
Bill you will be missed.

Jennifer Pruiett

July 12, 2020

My heart goes out to you. When my husband and I relocated to Nashville Bill was the first friend we made. Such a wonderful person with a big heart. We all still refer to him as "Uncle Bill" as that is what my kids called him. He was a fabulous friend to my exhusband and he also gave us the gift of our Maya (who is "Squealie B's" sorry that's what I called Teela's baby). May he rest in peace.

Sharon Jackson

July 12, 2020

I am so Sorry to hear this Sad New's. I will see you again one day Cousin, I Love You and you will be missed but I am glad that your pain and suffering has ended, You really gained your Wing's in a big way now fly to Heaven you earned it.

Nick St.Clair

July 11, 2020

Love you uncle Billy. Will always remember you letting me play with your Nascar hot wheels collection. One of my most vivid memories as a child.
We will all miss your infectious unique laugh. Until we meet again.

Tonja Williams

July 11, 2020

Prayers for this sweet family.
May God comfort you as you lay Billy to rest.

Kim Frey

July 11, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad he is no longer in pain.


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