Eugene Bennett, Jr.


Eugene Bennett, Jr. was born Feb. 25, 1928 in Castanea, Pa., to Eugene A. and Lary E. (Schrack) Bennett. Eugene, known to his family as “Pap”, returned to Christ our Lord and his loving wife, Julia “Mimi”, on July 4, 2022.

His sisters, Miriam Marr and Pauline Peters, preceded him in death. Pap Bennett was devoted to his wife, Julia, and his family.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar, drinking coffee at Miller Brother’s, traveling with Mimi, family and friends, and an honest day’s work.

Pap worked at several places, some of them were the Armature Plant, Shadle’s Furniture, Hammermill Paper Company, carpentry and Weaver Paving.

Pap was an active member of the Living Faith Free Methodist Ministries.

Eugene Bennett proudly served as a Corporal in the Army from Feb. 7, 1952 to Nov. 6, 1953, where he was stationed with the 622nd EAMC as an Engineer Mechanic during the Korean War.

During his time in the service, he obtained his GED and was humbly honored with his diploma at a public celebration in June of 2019 where he was officially declared an alumnus of Central Mountain High School.

Mimi and Pap were married for 66 years. They had three children, Sandra (William) Bubb, of Albuquerque, N.M., Eugene (Robin) Bennett, of Mill Hall, and Terry (Judi) Bennett, of Rote.

They had four grandchildren, Eugene A. Bennett, Jr. (Christina); Johnathan C. Bennett (Dezerea); Terry W. Bennett, Jr.; and Ryan M. Bennett.

They also had four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Benjamin, Lily and Garrett Bennett.

His sister, Etta Harman, of State College, and several nieces and nephews also survive him.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Living Faith Free Methodist Ministry, 7175 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, Pa., with Pastor Brian Billings officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the church for a time of viewing on Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Faith Free Methodist Ministry.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com