Walter Jim “Pado” Bennett, 86, of Petal, died October 8, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center. Services will be Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Moore Funeral Chapel in Petal followed by burial in Forrest Memorial Gardens.
Formerly of East Liverpool, Ohio, Mr. Bennett retired from Crucible Steel in Midland, PA. He was a member of Central Christian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile Irene Bennett and a granddaughter, Sherry Schooley.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Bill Thomas of Petal; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Kristy Bennett of Thornton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Bill (Anitra) Thomas of Valrico, Fla., Larry (Elaine) Thomas of Groton, Conn., Patricia Wiggs of Petal, Jason (Emily) Thomas of Ridgeland, Kimberley (James) Hall of Brandon, Drue (Tessa) Thomas of Petal, Walt Thomas of Hattiesburg and Rachel Bennett of Denver, Colo..; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Petal.