Mr. James “Jim” Ellis Bennett, age 83, of Starke, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Shands UF in Gainesville after a brief illness. He was born in Baker County, Florida, to Aaron and Crissy Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a resident of Baker County until he and his wife moved to Starke in 1988. Jim was a carpenter by trade and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and was a big Dale, Jr. fan. Most of all, he loved his dogs and being with his family.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lemmy Bennett, Allen Bennett, Johnny Bennett, and Lawrence Bennett; and sisters, Lavina Bennett, and Bernice Bennett. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Virginia L. Bennett of Starke; stepsons, Robert Phillips of Macclenny, and James Phillips (Dana) of Lake City; stepdaughter, Donna Davis of Macclenny; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; along with other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL AND CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. (904) 259-2806. Please sign the guestbook at www.blackburncurryfh.com.
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