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Obituary: Harry Walter “Wally” Bennett, II

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Harry Walter “Wally” Bennett, II, 63, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

Harry Walter Bennett II
(02/11/1958 – 06/19/2021)

Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2021, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a. m. Tuesday, June 22 at First Methodist Church with Bro. Mike Childs and Newlie Long officiating. There will also be visitation on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Wally was born February 11, 1958, to Harry Walter Bennett, Sr. and Juanita Rivers Bennett. He was a member of First Methodist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. Wally was a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1976. He was very active in the Boy Scouts where he served as Assistant Scout Master influencing the lives of many young men. Wally loved to cook especially for his family and friends. With his love for people and his outgoing personality, Wally was a friend to many. He was well-known around Winston County as the owner of Bennett’s Do-It-Center. Most of all, he loved his family especially his grandchildren.

Wally is survived by his wife of 43 years Sharon Kirkpatrick Bennett, and his children: Jason Bennett, Jennifer Bennett Collier and husband Brian, and Jonathan Bennett all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “Dad” to his grandchildren Ella Claire and Julia Gregory. He is also survived by his sisters Dianne Bennett (Dave) Wells and Cathy Bennett (Eddie) Barnes. He also leaves his mother-in-law Joyce Frazier Kirkpatrick, brother-in-law Lee (Suzanne) Kirkpatrick, and sister-in-law Lisa (Arnie) Strait, as well as a host of other loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Wally was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Bennett, Jonathan Bennett, Brian Collier, Brian Barnes, Clif Barnes, Ben Jackson, Tommy Kirkpatrick, Derek Shannon, and David Wells.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at

Source: Nowell-Massey Funeral Home