Philip Stephen Bennett Sr.

April 16, 1926May 7, 2014
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Philip S. Bennett, Sr., 88, passed away May 7th. He was born April 16, 1926 in Hornell, NY to Mary Ellen (Sheon) and William E. Bennett. He served in the Army in WW II and was honorably discharged in January, 1946. Phil married Ann – Elizabeth F. Robbins in 1948 and they moved to Deland, FL where he attended Stetson College of Law and graduated in February, 1954. A goal he strived to attain was to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America which he achieved in January, 1996. He was a member in good standing in the Tallahassee Elks #937, Tallahassee Moose Lodge 1075, and the American Legion Post 13. He enjoyed the practice of law for 44 years along with his other pursuits of fishing, hunting, and woodworking. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann and a granddaughter. He is survived by two sons, Philip S. Bennett, Jr. (Sharon) and Michael D. Bennett, Sr. (Jo Anne) both of Tallahassee, FL, and a daughter Stephanie A. Bennett of Lake City, FL, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Culley’s MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel on Saturday, May 17th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm. Interment will take place at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Celebration Of Life Saturday, May 17, 2014

Philip Stephen Bennett Sr.

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June 2, 2014

Philip Jr. & Family--I just found out about your Dad, I am so sorry. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May he rest in peace. Debra Taylor

May 17, 2014

The Harvell family wishes to express their condolences to the Bennett family in the loss of Phil Sr. We recall fond memories as neighbors on Tartary Dr. May God bless each of you during this time.

Larry, Lamar and Wanda

Kim Nicholson

May 16, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the family, this is a difficult time. May he rest in peace and you be filled with memories of his awesome life!

Molly Coleman Wilson

May 16, 2014

What a wonderful legacy Mr. Bennett leaves on this earth. Love and memories will help in the coming days and forever. What a blessing to have so many stories to tell even to those yet to be born. Love and prayers to all of you.

Sally and Si Boddery

May 16, 2014

Mike, Joanne, Phil and Sharon, we were so sorry to hear about Phil's death. We are thinking of you all and remembering that a life that touches others goes on forever.

Dennis Parham

May 16, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Bennett family at this time of loss. May he rest in peace.

Ronnie Smith

May 16, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

James Myers

May 16, 2014

I worked for Phil at FDOT. There was never a dull moment when working with him. I especially enjoyed it when he and Bjarne Anderson discussed the rules and regulations as they both were Stetson Law School graduates.
The last time I saw him was in Publix and he was very upset, having recently lost his wife.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014