Robert L. Bennett
April 19, 1928 – January 8, 2020
Robert Lee Bennett Sr., a long time resident of Webster Groves passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Beloved husband of 61 years to Grace Ann (Hamm), Father of Robert Jr. (Linda), Scott, Brett, (Norene), Grandfather of Robert III, John, Sam, Ian, and brother of Jim.
Bob attended Roosevelt High School and played tight end for Coach Otto Rost 1945 City-District Champs. After graduating high school Bob enrolled at Washington University School of Architectural Engineering and graduated in 1951. While at WU Bob played football for legendary Coach Weeb Ewbank, and was elected captain and lineman of the year. Bob was named to the Weeb Ewbank “Old Bears” Centennial All Star Football team.
Before starting his career, Bob served in the United States Air Force. Bob worked in the construction industry in St. Louis ending his long career as President of S. M. Wilson. He was a founding member of the Greater St. Louis Jaguar Association and a member of the Webster Hills United Methodist Church.
Bob was known to love a good time, throw a great party and enjoy a dry martini. Bob’s life will be celebrated at Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves on Saturday, January 25 starting at 1 pm. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the St. Louis Shriners Hospital or the Siteman Cancer Center.
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A Celebration of Bob's Life - Saturday
17 W. Moody Avenue
Robert L. Bennett
January 14, 2020
Condolences to the passing of a great man and great family. My quick memory is T Day breakfast tailgate with BBQ chicken, a great tradition.
January 10, 2020
Larry and I had just moved into the Ashford. The first time we went to a Tuesday night cocktail party with our new neighbors I heard a man, with a loud and sort of gruff voice, say, "I don't know who she is, but her hair looks terrible!" He was looking at me!
From that day forward, Bob Bennett was one of my favorite people here. I will miss his smile, giving him updates about Washington University and his Shillelagh.
Farewell and Godspeed, Bob. You will be missed.