Holty Grayson Bennett Jr., 69, a resident of Clemtown, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Mon General Hospital.
He was born Aug. 19, 1944, a son of the late Holty Sr. and Delma (Freeman) Bennett.
On Nov. 9, 1970, he married Sharon Duckworth, who survives at home.
He also is survived by two sons, Jesse Arthur Duckworth and wife, Alicia, of Moatsville and William Glenn Duckworth and wife, Vickie, of Clemtown; two daughters, Katina Lulane Hunt and husband, Eric, of Moatsville and Amelia "Amy" Marlena Bennett of Clemtown and companion, Brian Ball; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Adam and Kyle Duckworth, Erica Cunningham, Raven Haddix, Anthony, Morgan and Shelly Hunt and Scott Ball; five sisters, LeVada Newlon, Patty Taylor, Dottie Mouser, Connie Nethken and Dortha Freeman; and five brothers, Bille, Larry, Freddie, Eddie and Tommy Bennett
He was preceded in death by one infant brother and one infant sister.
Grayson was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Army from August 1965 to May 1967. Upon returning home, he worked for Peoples Railroad, Kingsford Charcoal, Miller Pipeline, Nestor Lumber, Sugar Creek Children's Home and Elkins Mountain School, retiring in 2007. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and spending time with family.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour. Interment will follow in Clemtown Cemetery with military honours being accorded.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomservices.com.