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Harry F. BennettJanuary 13, 1954 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 63)
Chief Harry Francis Bennett, 63, of Yemassee, entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, October 12, 2017 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Varnville. Interment will follow in Rice Patch Christian Church Cemetery, Islandton.
Born January 13, 1954 in Hampton County, he was a son of the late Harry Wendell Bennett and Myrtle Bell Bennett. He was the Supervisor for Hampton Regional Waste Water Plant. He was the retired Fire Chief of Yemassee Fire Department, where he had served as Chief for 10 years. He had also worked at Barnwell, Burton, Beaufort, and Hampton Fire Departments. He attended Rice Patch Christian Church. Harry loved fishing and riding in his boat, but most of all, loved working with the fire department.
Surviving are: his fiancé, Rachel Simmons of Yemassee; her children that he loved as his own, Timothy Freeman, Ashley Henninger, and David Freeman and his wife Robin; 8 grandchildren that he dearly loved, Austin, Madison, Nathaniel, Chloe, Gracie, Jacob, Robbie, and Logan; sister, Teresa Grayson of San Antonio, Texas; nieces, Brandi Thompson and Tommi Thompson; great nephew, Gage Dunbar; great niece, Taylor Beebe; and his beloved companion, “Lizzi Mae”.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 pm until the hour of service at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, VARNVILLE – HAMPTON CHAPEL, 1074 Yemassee Highway, Varnville, 803.943.5016. Visit the guestbook online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com .