OBITUARY

Francis Clayton Bennett

February 15, 1929December 22, 2013

Francis Clayton Bennett, 84, of Odessa passed away December 22, 2013 at Hospice House. He was born February 15, 1929 to Dr. Francis Clayton Bennett Sr. and Billie Lee Filgo in Monroe, LA.

He served in the Army from October 1950 until May 1972. He was an Army Aviator and flew both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. He also worked for Ross Aviation as a pilot instructor and MTU in Germany assembling jet engines and doing nondestructive testing on engine parts. He was an avid sailplane pilot.

He is survived by his goddaughter Carol Webster and husband Tim of Hendersonville, TN, close friends Col. and Mrs. Russell Baugh of Hendersonville, TN, as well as numerous friends at Sherwood Place Assisted Living and in the soaring community.

A private memorial service is to be held at a later date.

A special thank you to the staff at Hospice House for their care and compassion.

Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

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Francis Clayton Bennett

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Peppertree Apts

January 3, 2014

My condolances to family and friends. Mr Bennett was a great man and a superb tenant. Its saddens the Peppertree community and employees of hearing of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Peppertree Employees

January 3, 2014

My condolances to family and friends. Mr. Bennett was a great man and a superb tenant. It saddens the Peppertree Apartment employees to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Carol Webster

December 29, 2013

I loved my godfather (Uncle Red to me). My family and I will miss him tremendously.

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." ~Leonardo da Vinci

I know you are soaring like the eagles now.

misty richter

December 27, 2013

My condolances to family and friends. May God be with you.

FROM THE FAMILY