Bennett, Louis Liberty
Birth: Saturday, July 04, 1931 in Norfolk, Virginia
Residence: Charlotte Hall, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the age of 85
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Lewis Liberty "Lou" Bennett, 85, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on October 12, 2016 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Lou was born on July 4, 1931 to the late Frank and Olive M. Earnhardt Bennett in Norfolk, VA.
Lou's professional endeavors expanded across careers providing public service and a great spirit of entrepreneurship. He served as a Master Mechanic 2nd Class on the U.S.S. Great Sitkin from January 1952 to April 1955 where he was deployed to the Mediterranean supporting mobile ready reserve fleet ammunition, and later in fleet maneuvers in the Atlantic (New York) and the Caribbean.
His career included working at the Washington Star from 1955 to 1971 as a route manger and mechanic in Southern Prince George's County, MD. He also worked for Buck Distributing, Upper Marlboro, MD, and as an Engineer for The State Department, Washington, D.C. where he retired at almost 71 years of age. The Southern Maryland community knew him as owner/operator of Williams Package Goods, Hughesville, MD and several other small businesses over the years.
Lou loved spending time with his family and many friends, especially on his 4th of July birthday. He also loved camping, riding his Harley, and tinkering with mechanical things. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge.
Lou is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Frank Bennett, Jr. and sister, Hazel Dawson. He is survived by his wife, Wilma R. (Baker) Bennett of Charlotte Hall; and his children, Karen Krenzler of Golden Beach; Patrick Lewis Bennett of Warren, PA; Vincent Bennett (Deanna) of Golden Beach; and Pamela Scarbrough (Rory) of Waldorf. Also surviving Lou are his sisters, Constance Wax, Juanita Micas, June Critchfield; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and his two dogs Molly and Harley.
The family will receive friends for Lou's Celebration of Life at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 6 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, October 17th at St. Anne's Anglican Church, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Lou to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, Hughesville, MD. Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.