Travis Bennett

Born: Wed., Jul. 22, 1931
Died: Tue., May 15, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., May 20, 2018
Location: Offerman Baptist Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., May 20, 2018
Location: Offerman Baptist Church

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Mr. Travis Bennett, age 86, of Offerman, GA died Tuesday evening (5/15/18) at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC following an extended illness.

Born July 22, 1931 in Mershon, GA, he was a son of the late Rudolph and Martha Dixon Bennett.  He graduated from Patterson High School and enlisted in the United States Army in 1949. His first assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg NC, where he served as an Airborne Infantryman. Much of his career was spent stationed at Fort Bragg,  completing two combat tours of Duty in Vietnam. His first tour was 1966 through 1967, where he served with the Special Forces and his second tour was 1968 through 1969, serving with the 101st Airborne. Master Sergeant Bennett's last assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division. He retired from the Army in 1973, with 20 years of service. After retiring from the Army, he worked at Kelly Springfield and as an instructor on Fort Bragg. He also entered into the rental property business.

He is a life member of the 82nd Airborne Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association and he is a 3rd degree Master Mason.

He was also a member of Offerman Baptist Church where he was active in the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class and a part of the Dependables Senior Citizen Ministry.

A kind, loving man, he was very generous, constantly donating to the Shriners, Mason's and the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He was a great example to his family, and will be sorely missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bronze Bennett.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Ann Bennett of Offerman GA; son, Travis Rudolph Bennett of Fayetteville NC; a daughter, Travis Ann Babb of Fayetteville NC; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and several other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Sunday (5/20/18) at 3 PM at Offerman Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Offerman Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday at the church one hour prior to the service.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
I want to offer my condolences to the family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a loved one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. Even Jesus gave way to tears when his friend Lazarus died (John 11:35). Our heavenly Father of tender mercies knows your pain. He never purposed his human family to have health issues, grow old, and die, but to live in perfect health and life forever. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy and promised to remove sickness, old age, and death__ 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing"; Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say: "I am sick"; Isaiah 35:5,6; Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” Finally, He promised to undo the effect of death by bringing our loved ones in the memorial tombs back to life__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth. I hope these words give you all comfort. If you’d like to learn more about this hope, feel free to visit

Karen Bondoc Konkol
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Bennett was a great man and we will miss him. Much love, light, prayers, and many blessings from myself, Robert, Wayne, & Clara Bondoc.

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