James Leroy Bennett

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James Leroy Bennett

Age 80 of Belpre, OH, formerly of Leatherbark Community, Ritchie County, WV, passed away at his residence on October 08, 2018.

He was born August 6, 1938 at Smithville, WV, the son of the late Homer R. and Hazel D. Kirby Bennett.

He was a farmer and had worked pipeline. He loved being in the woods, digging roots and enjoying nature.

He is survived by his brother George N. Bennett of Belpre, OH, Niece Emmie M. Jones of Belpre, OH and her children Rodney A. Jones & family of Parkersburg, WV, Anniebelle E. Jones & her family of Washington, WV, & Steven A. Jones of Jacksonville, FL. Niece Elizabeth & Greg Dawson of Grantsville, WV and their children Gregory Dawson & his family of Grantsville, WV and Derek Dawson of Parkersburg, WV. Step Niece Kelly Taylor of Coolville, OH and her family and Step Nephew Homer Krantz of Elizabeth, WV and his family.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer C. Bennett and Robert L. Bennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, October 12, 2018 at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, WV.

Burial will follow in the Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 1-2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Raiguel Funeral Home on Mr. Bennett’s funeral account.

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