Funeral Services for Jesse Lynn Bennett, age 70, of Ruston, will be Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Officiating will be Rev. Karl Norris, with Interment to follow in the Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Jesse Bennett was born on April 05, 1952, to Earl R. and Kathleen Bennett, in Honolulu, Hawaii and passed from this life on January 12, 2023, at his home in Ruston, surrounded by his family.
Jesse graduated from Choudrant High School, where he also played basketball. He attended Louisiana Tech University for 2 years and majored in Art. Jesse then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country for 6 years. He then founded, owned, and operated J & B Sheet Metal for over 37 years, before retiring. After retirement, he spent most of his time watching “Gunsmoke” and spending time with his beloved dog, Zara. Jesse was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
Jesse Bennett was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Kathleen Bennett; his wife, Sheila Bennett; and brothers, Ronnie and Dickie Bennett.
He is survived by his children, Jessica Taylor and husband Greg, Emily Patton and husband David; grandchildren, Grayson, Morgan, and Grant Taylor; brother, Stan Bennett and wife Lisa; honorary daughter, Katey Parnell; special friend, Barbara Gipson and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Nick Bennett, Hank Bennett, Cody Bennett, Billy Bennett, Zack Bennett, Beau Bennett, Cameron Bennett, Hayden Elias, Grayson Taylor, and Grant Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tim Gaston, Dan O’Neal and Phillip Carroll.
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