STATESVILLE, N.C. —Ralph Eugene Bennett, 62, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was born February 6, 1951 in Tunnelton, and was the son of Dorothy Anderson Bennett and the late James Bennett.
Ralph married Helen Wilfong Bennett on Oct. 29, 1977 and was a foreman for Pro Seal Systems of North Carolina.
He was a proud father and terrific grandfather who will be sorely missed. He was a simple man who loved his bluegrass music.
In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by two sons, Justin Bennett (Carissa) and Brian Bennett (Julie), four grandchildren, Riley Grace Bennett, Aidan Bennett, Cailan Bennett, and Paisley Bennett, all of Statesville.
He is also survived by a brother, William Bennett (Jeanne), of Buckhannon, four sisters, Jean Watkins (Jerry), of Statesville, Betty Bolyard (Richard), of West Virginia, Doris Williams (Larry), of West Virginia and Patricia Bennett, of West Virginia. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ralph Bennett will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Kurt Fohn officiating. The family will visit with friends prior to the service from 3 until 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family of Mr. Bennett in care of Mrs. Helen Bennett, of the home. Online condolences may be made to the family at nicholsonfunerals.com.
Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Ralph Eugene Bennett.