OBITUARY

Phillip Wayne Bennett

April 15, 1955April 7, 2021

Phillip Wayne Bennett, 65, of Statham, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Phillip was born on April 15, 1955 to Ernest and Mary Frances Bennett in Hawkinsville, GA. He was a retired Pharmaceutical Representative. Phillip was an avid golfer and a huge fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and a life member of First United Methodist Church of Hawkinsville, GA. Phillip was a proud member of a large and loving family whose faith is anchored in the Lord.

He is survived by his sister in-law Renee S. Bennett of Jefferson, niece Katie McDonald and husband Scott of Cumming, nephews Joshua Bennett and wife Katrina of Braselton and Jesse Bennett and wife Heather of Jefferson. He was a loving uncle to his great nieces and nephews, Halle Kate McDonald, Brooks McDonald, Lilly Bennett, Mason Bennett and Madelyn Bennett.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and in an effort to keep everyone safe a private visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, followed by a Graveside service at 1:00 pm in the Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The Wounded Warrior Project. Please join us in celebrating Phillip’s life by visiting www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Private Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Private Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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L Unga

April 14, 2021

To my sweet dear friend, Phillip W Bennett. Now that’s a name I’ll never forget. How it saddens me to learn of your passing. I couldn’t help but shed a tear and reflect on how we met and stayed in touch throughout all these years. I met Phillip almost two decades ago. Even though I live on the west coast we managed to stay in touch with our busy lives we would have weekly long phone conversations about life, love, family, golf, our travels, baseball, food, football, dancing, his love for golf, animals, golf tournaments, music(can’t believe he liked rap and hip hop music) he had jokes alright lol He never ceases to amaze me. Phillip was full of surprises in a good way. Even with the cancer and the pain he endured he was still optimistic.

He was thoughtful, kind, loving and a beautiful soul. I will definitely miss you my darling dear friend. Will miss your quick witted humor and hearing your voice on the other end of the receiver. Your laughter or your silly text. I’m so glad our paths crossed many years ago. Just from a simple, “hello”. I pray our loving Father in Heaven blesses your family in this very difficult time, losing a loved one is never an easy thing bear. Sleep peacefully my dear, until we meet again.

P.S. Happy Heavenly Birthday!

Deborah Lynn

April 13, 2021

"Super Phil" as we all called him in high school was exactly that. He never missed anything and l never heard him say anything against anyone. He had such a kind heart and happy spirit.
I know his family is going to miss Super Phil and our hearts go out to them all, but l know he had to have left them with memories that will make them smile each and every time his name is mentioned. God's comfort to them all.

Kimberly Brown

April 13, 2021

Phil was a classmate in highschool most remembered for being an eternally happy soul . To this day I can not think of him without smiling.
May his friends and loved ones find comfort in knowing Phil's long battle with pain is over and he rests in the peace that passeth all understanding.Well done good and faithful servant, well done.

Shirley Miller

April 10, 2021

Phil was a friend of mine in high school. I have good memories of him singing "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, and many other songs. He was a fun guy and everybody liked him.

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to all of you. I know that he will be greatly missed.

Shirley (Koch) Miller

Lance Cone

April 10, 2021

I first met "Freddy" in 1995 when I was 15 years old at Chapel Hills Golf Club. We also were neighbors. Like so many, I was first attracted to his wit and love for golf. We played countless rounds of leisurely and tournament golf together. That friendship lasted until the end. It's hard to describe, but he was the type of guy you just wanted to hang around with. This is what made him so successful in life and business. Probably the hardest I have ever laughed was when Freddy, my brother Blake, my dad Neal, and I went to Florida together for a week. It is memories like these that will always be present.

Many times trials will bring someone closer to God. I was fortunate enough to have several spiritual conversations with Freddy after his cancer diagnosis and I believe this to be true about him. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Prayers for comfort and peace for his family and friends.

Lance Cone

Jeannette Price

April 9, 2021

Good bye my friend
God BLESS

Rick Johnson

April 9, 2021

Met Phil at Middle GA college through Rodney Mays and the Hawkinsville boys. Sharp dresser, smooth as silk, we called him “Super Phil” and he lived up to the name. He and Ronnie both were great guys and are gone way too soon.

charles anderson

April 9, 2021

We met Phil over 50 years ago in high school, And our lives were never the same. He quickly became Super Phil, and we still call him that today. Phil’s battle with cancer was just the latest example of Super Phil, i’ve never seen anyone be so strong as phil was and you never heard him complain about how much pain he was going through, but we all knew. We had started playing golf again after he moved to the Georgia club, it was me, a.k.a. javelin, David Bowman a.k.a. Dawg, Mark Burson a.k.a. Tango and Super Phil. One day when we were playing Phil once again showed how he was always thinking of others. He gave each one of us a Silverdollar dated 1972 the year we had graduated from Central Gwinnett high school.I will try to post a photo of that day. Phil, love you brother!!

Ken Travis

April 8, 2021

Dear Bennett family,

My name is Ken Travis and I had to pleasure to work with Phil for over 30 years! He was a remarkable employee and an even better friend. We worked hard and played hard - I had an annual golf tournament that Phil participated in for many years. Everyone loved playing golf then listening to Phil stories in the bar for several hours.
He love his family, often telling me of the adventures of his nephews!
He was so funny and fun to be with. He made me smile and he made other GE employees smile... and boy he won the customers over to his side! He was such a great salesman and manager.

I hope you have great memories and know his friends are already missing him.

Charlie Moller

April 8, 2021

Man this one hits us hard today! We nicknamed him “Freddy” at Chapel Hills back in 1992 after Freddy Couples since we were always wearing our Ashworth shirts back in the day. I gave him the first golf lesson at CH as he somehow talked me in taking him to the range before we even had it open! We played golf together, went to ball games, ate dinners and of course always talked UGA sports and Braves baseball. Made trips to JAX for UGA and even saw a win or two. Will always remember how “cool” he was and how he always took personal interest in the young kids golf games and lives at the club. They looked up to him and he never stopped having time for them. Always asked me about Chase and Melinda and how they were doing. Such a great sense of humor and we helped each other through some tough times in our lives. Love you Freddy! U will be missed!

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