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Michael "Mike" Bennett

August 10, 2019

Michael "Mike" Bennett, age 66, of Green Mountain, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 10th, 2019.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Junior and Catherine Peterson Bennett.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Bennett and a brother, Clyde Bennett.  Mike worked for CSX for over 39 years and enjoyed his hot rods, his motorcycle, spending time with his kids and being Papa B to his grandchildren whom he adored.  He was a friend to many, never having met a stranger.

            Surviving is his son, Jason Bennett and wife, Melanie, of Jacks Creek; daughter, Detra Bennett and fiance', Jason, of Denver; grandchildren:  Carter and Callie Bennett and Nash and Nova Roberson; brothers: Ed Bennett and wife, Kathy, of Virginia, Scottie Bennett and wife, Betsy, of Charlotte and David Bennett and wife, Pricilla, of Poplar and his special friend, Deb Grindstaff.  Several nieces, nephews and numerous friends also survive.

            The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, August 16th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Preacher Reid Bagby and Rev. Blair Harvey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bennett-Peterson Cemetery.   

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