February 4, 1950 ~ November 15, 2022
Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC
James Michael Bennett, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from an extended illness, at his home in Candler.
Mike was born in 1950, in Asheville, to the late Laurier James and Marion “Bobbie” Rhymer Bennett. He was in the Lee H Edwards class of 68. He was a Navy veteran serving on the USS Spear and the USS Holder in the Mediterranean, and was a former general contractor with Beverly-Grant. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, an avid hunter and a member of the Sportsmen Club.
He is survived by his sons, Damian Bennett (Mindy) and Adam Bennett, a granddaughter, Shelby, a great-grandchild, a brother, Gary Bennett (Carol) and a sister Kathy Kirkland (Steven).
A funeral service with Navy Honors will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 21, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Restoration Quarters, 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
Funeral Service: November 21, 2022 10:00 am
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711