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Raymond Cecil Bennett, age 83

Raymond Cecil Bennett, 83, of Little Rock passed away on December 4, 2020.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 16, 1937 to the late Harley and Willie (Thomas) Bennett.

He was a member of Bingham Road Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to go hunting and fishing.  He was known for his gardening skills and was known to “have the best produce in the state”. He loved to be around people especially his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Sylvia Edwards.

Raymond leaves behind his loving wife, of 32 years, Anetta Bennett; his two children Kevin Bennett, and Keith Bennett; two grandchildren; two sisters Margie and Carolyn; a host of extended family and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Homer Buck Posted December 10, 2020 8:30 AM

    So sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing. We were school mates @ Fuller High. He was one of the good guys.

  • Michael Bass Posted December 10, 2020 10:17 AM

    Sad to hear of Cecil’s passing. He and my dad, Sam Bass, were old-time fishing buddies. I went to school with Keith. Will remember him with glad thoughts.

  • Shannon Thomas Williams Posted December 10, 2020 7:35 PM

    Prayers for the family. I have known Cecil all my life. He and my grandpa Monk did many things together.

  • Antoine Massery Posted December 11, 2020 10:32 AM

    Dear family of Cecil s Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort. Remembering childhood times @ grandma & grandpa Bennett as cousins . I stopped by and talked to him about 6 to 7 months ago. also Carolyn about an old photo to see if they knew who they were. they did not remember either. I have some photos I was going to attach but website will not let me. Sorry again Antoine & Hazel

  • David and Joline Kaucher Posted December 12, 2020 10:36 PM

    Our sincere sympathy to Cecil’s family and friends. Special thoughts and prayers for Keith and Karen and their children. Cecil was a good and soft spoken man in our community and grew the best tomatoes in the state. May God rest his soul and give comfort and peace to his family.

  • Kevin Baer Posted December 13, 2020 5:25 PM

    My thoughts and prayers to the family of Cecil Bennett. To my brother in law Keith Bennett on the loss of his father, and to my sister Karen Baer Bennett on the loss of her father in law, and to my nephew Brendan Bennett (Socket – cat) and niece Kristen Bennett Blackwell and Brandon (Savannah – dog) on the loss of their grandfather!

    And now may the Peace of God, which transcends All Human Understanding, guard and keep All Our Hearts and Minds in You, Christ Jesus. Amen!

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