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Lindell Ray Bennett, 82

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Lindell Ray Bennett, 82 of Cabot, went to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior on October 6, 2016. Lindell was born on July 19, 1934 to Walter James and Anna Mae Bennett in Wetumka, Oklahoma. He moved to Okmulgee around the age of six and graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1952.  After high school, his career in telecommunications took him all around the world to such places as:  Guam, Azore Islands, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Africa, Hawaii, and Portugal.

On September 5, 1964, Lindell married Linda Kay Nichols and they began their lives together.  They continued to travel with his job living in Texas, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, and Ohio before finally settling in Cabot, Arkansas in 1970. After 25 years with General Telephone & Electric Corporation (GTE), Lindell retired in 1995.

Lindell loved the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength and enjoyed serving in his church. Always with a servant’s heart, he served as a Sunday school teacher, Royal Rangers leader, Trustee, Usher, or anything else needing to be done at his church.  He was an active member of McArthur Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

In his free time, Lindell enjoyed gardening, camping with his family, bird watching, and working in his yard.  A loving Husband, Dad, and Papa, Lindell’s family was always a priority, so any activity with his family was how he chose to spend his time.  During his retirement years, Lindell and Linda enjoyed traveling and caring for their grandchildren.

He is survived by Linda Bennett, his loving wife of 52 years, his three children: Ray Bennett (Shannon) of Cabot, Arkansas, Wesley Bennett (Kim) of Austin, Arkansas, and Rebecca Carter (Jason) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, eight grandchildren: Brittani Bennett, Kerby Overturf, Jacob Carter, Connor Bennett, Samuel Bennett, Jared Bennett, Faith Carter, and Sarah Carter and two great-grandchildren: Kinley Harris and Jaxon Bennett.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 12, at 10:00am at McArthur Church, 3501 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville, with a memorial service immediately afterward at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to McArthur Church Outreach Programs, 3501 John Harden Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076

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Arrangements are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Marvin and Waunda Kee Posted October 10, 2016 6:01 PM

    Linda and family, we share your sadness that on this earth we will no longer enjoy the presence of this fine man, However we also join you in your shouts of praise knowing he conquered that final mile of his race, AND HE HAS WON. Much love to you and prayer for the joy of the Lord to bring comfort and peace today and days to come.

  • Vicky Harsch Posted October 10, 2016 7:13 PM

    So Sorry for your Loss. I know how hard it is. Mom and me send our thoughts and prayers.

  • Darrell L Strickland and Georgette Strickland Posted October 10, 2016 7:39 PM

    Will always remember him.

  • Randy Strickland Posted October 10, 2016 9:25 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a great man. Praying for your family. Love you all.

  • Robbin Eilts Posted October 10, 2016 10:33 PM

    Prayers for you Mrs Linda. He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed.

  • Bill and Marion Nichols Posted October 10, 2016 11:24 PM

    Lindell leaves a close-knit family, a true tribute to him. His enduring faith must have been a comfort to him in his illness and will sustain you all through this time

  • Toya Livingston Posted October 10, 2016 11:34 PM

    What a sweet loving man he was to you and your family. He will be well miss.

  • Cindy Harrington Guyot Posted October 11, 2016 8:23 AM

    Wes and family. I remember you Dad from our school years. So sorry you have lost him. Take comfort in knowing he’s in heaven now. Love and prayers to all.

  • Shela Lang Posted October 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    Linda, I don’t know the words to say to you. We married in 1964 so I can only think we have been married the same amount of time as you and Lindell . Can’t imagine the loss of my husband. Because of the Godly woman you are I know His presence will hold you tight! I loved Lindell very much and he was always a kind spirit. I will be praying for you and your family. Love you!

  • Kmart Pharmacy Posted October 11, 2016 5:17 PM

    Linda, We were so sorry to hear about Lindell. He was such a nice man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. The Girls at Kmart Pharmacy.

  • Joe “Bubba” Allman Posted October 12, 2016 9:49 AM

    Linda, Ray, Wesley, Rebecca, It’s with deep sadness that I’ve learned about the passing of Lindell. You all are those rare friends that have been family friends through most phases of my life. Lindell was my Royal Ranger Leader and those lessons that he taught and experiences we shared will be with me forever. He always had a great smile and that unforgettable laugh when we ran saw each other during visits home. Very sorry I’m unable to attend the funeral and pay my respects to this great man. Hope you all can take comfort in knowing that he had a positive impact on this life and many others. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all.

  • John Beasley Posted October 13, 2016 8:59 AM

    Linda and family, it was truly and honor and privilege to have known Lindell my entire life and to have known and grew up with the Bennett family! Lindell was a great influence in so many of our lives through his daily living and through the royal ranger program! I’m very sorry I was not able to attend his service, but your entire family Are in my thoughts and prayers!

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