Joe Weldon Bennett of Garland, beloved father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on March 27, 2021 in Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by and will be reunited with his beloved wife of 54 years Barbara (BeBe) Bennett, his parents, father Bob & wife Flo Bennett and mother Jerry & husband Otis Slaydon and brothers-in-law, Jack Hannan and Morris Johnson.
Joe is survived by his sons, Jeff Bennett & wife Terri of Flower Mound, TX and Kyle Bennett & wife Jennifer of Evergreen, CO, grandchildren, Paige Bennett, Reed Bennett, Payton Bennett and Claudia Bennett. Other survivors include family members, Bobbie Johnson, Doug & Sandy Bennett, Jimmie Hannan, Wendy & Gary Day, Vicki & David Bunch, Mark & Pam Pitts, many nieces and nephews, devoted companion Monetta Lockey, lifelong friends Reggie & Dorothy Riddle, Don & Ninva Vines, Jerry & Rosemary McCormac and countless others.
He was born in Dallas,TX on April 11, 1941. Joe graduated from Garland High School in 1959 where he met and in 1961, married his love, Barbara. He spent his career in the HVAC Industry. In 1977, he founded Environmental Techniques Corp. (ETC) where he and Barbara worked together until they retired in 1997.
Over the years, Joe was an active member of many private and professional organizations including ACCA, where he was honored as Small Contractor of the Year in 1997 at their National Convention, Oakridge Country Club and Habitat for Humanity. He supported numerous worthy charities including the Parkinson's Voice Project.
Joe loved spending time with family and friends, playing golf, fishing, skiing, traveling and just loving life. He could walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with a room full of friends. He always knew how to make someone feel special and made sure all 4 of his sisters knew they were each his "favorite ". His priceless sense of humor and kind spirit will be remembered by all who knew him. We will all miss him but find comfort in knowing he is at peace and being reunited with Bebe and our dear ones who went before him.
"And on the seventh day, He lifted Joe up to heaven and welcomed him to the Kingdom of God." ... Doug Bennett
A celebration of a life well lived will be held at Texas Steakhouse, 3609 Shire Blvd., Richardson, Texas 75082, from 3:00 pm - 5:00pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
The family requests any donations to Joe's memory be made to :
Parkinson's Voice Project
646 N. Coit Rd., Suite 2250
Richardson, TX 75080