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Daniel Elliott Bennett

December 2, 1939November 16, 2021

Daniel Elliott Bennett, age 81, of Texarkana, Texas passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Dan was born December 2, 1939 in Arkadelphia, AR. He served in the Army National Guard; and was retired from Texarkana, TX Fire Department. He was also a member of First Assembly of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Earlene Bennett; grandson, Jay-Michael Lohse; son-in-law, Kirk Lohse; and parents, Cleo and Joy Bennett.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Keith Lee, Dana Lohse and Donna and Tim Nash all of Texarkana, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Wanda Bennett of Arkadelphia, AR and Jim and Theda Bennett of Springfield, MO; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Don Garrett of Arkadelphia, AR; grandchildren, Jeremy Lee, Morgan Nash Ward and Gabe Lohse; and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Graveside service will be 12 noon Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Rest Haven Cemetery, Arkadelphia, AR with Dr. Jim Bennett officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Memorials may be made to Global Initiative: World Mission, P. O. Box 2730, Springfield, MO 65801.

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 20, 2021


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Winford Dunn

November 22, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with your family.

Ina McDowell

November 22, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Always loved to be with Dan and Earlene. Very sweet, kind and funny!

Gary Courtney

November 22, 2021

There was never a kinder man born than your father. I wish all my customers were of his character . Well done Dan Bennett

Doris Stanley

November 19, 2021

So sorry to hear about your Dad. So many memories on Belt Road with your Mom and Dad and watching you kids grow up. That was such a wonderful time and such great neighbors. Will treasure it forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don & Doris Stanley

Janet Green

November 19, 2021

Girls I am so sorry for the loss of your father I think of you all when I go down College Dr and go by Moore Drive. He is with your mom now and you all will see them again. Love you all.

Diana Hudson Manley

November 18, 2021

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all the family. May God comfort you all in his living arms.

Glenn &Patti Buzbee

November 18, 2021

Dan holds a special place in our hearts. We worked with him at Safeway and he and “the Earl” were family friends for many years. I’m praying for his girls and their families to give you peace during this time
Love to you. Patti Buzbee

Michael Corley

November 18, 2021

I have many memories and stories of Dan from working with him at the fire department. One in particular comes to mind when we went to the grocery store to get stuff for lunch. For some reason we bought some pickled pigs feet. We all dared each other to try one. I can still see Dan’s face and reaction when he bit into it. It brings a smile to my face even today as I am thinking about it.