Michael Monroe Bennett, resident of Ponca City passed away at his home 526 N. Birch on May 26, 2010. He was 58 years old.
Mike was born on October 23, 1951 to James Lloyd Bennett and Lucinda “Cindy” Ruth Blanda Bennett in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He attended Ponca City Schools. He married Anita Gale Goodsir on June 4, 1970 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mike owned and operated Bennett’s Drywall and Painting for several years and Jack’s Full Throttle until his illness forced him to retire.
Mike had several enjoyments which included being outdoors, fishing, cooking, riding his motor trike and planning road trips. His favorite quote was “Where riders meet and journeys begin.” He was also an avid OU and NASCAR fan. Mike loved to be surrounded by friends and family, but his main enjoyment came from being with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His presence will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Anita of the home; daughters, Tomara Campbell and family of Chandler, Oklahoma and Chasity Young and family of Marland, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; father, James L. Bennett of Ponca City; and sisters, Janet VanHousen of Ponca City, Marcy Cudd of Moore, Oklahoma and Laurie Bennett of Ponca City.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cindy Bennett; daughter, Phillian Peace Stark; and brother, Jimmy “Moose” Bennett.
Casket bearers for the service will be Pete Horne, Ralph Mayberry, Dave Pollock, Cookie Scott, Wayne King, Rod Davis and Lee Dickinson.
Honorary bearers will be Vince Campbell, Travis Young, Michael Givens, Tanner Young, Steven Stark III, Steve Stark II and Daniel Campbell.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Grace Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Chris Short will officiate. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel. The family will be at the home 526 N. Birch to receive friends and other family.
June 1, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Grace Memorial Chapel
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