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Bennie Dexter BennettApril 18, 1959 ~ April 16, 2016 (age 56)
Funeral services for Mr. Bennie D. Bennett, age 56, will be conducted on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 1:30 PM at Pineville AME Zion Church, 4200 York Hwy., Rock Hill, South Carolina. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens, York, South Carolina. Visitation and viewing will be on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 4-8 at Mid-Carolina High School gymnasium. A viewing will be on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Pratt Funeral Home Chapel from 12 noon - 6:00 PM.
Mr. Bennett passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in a fatal car accident. Born in New Zion, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Kelley Bennett and the late Channie McFadden Bennett. He was an active member of Pineville AME Zion Church. He was a graduate of East Clarendon High School and Winthrop University. Mr. Bennett was the current Superintendent for the School District of Newberry County.
Mr. Bennett was well known and respected for his leadership skills, as a Physical Education Teacher andVarsity Boys Basketball coach. He was named Fort Mill High School Teacher of the Year – 1988 and Five Time Region Coach of the Year, Varsity Basketball. He was named 2009 SC Athletic Administrator's Association Superintendent of the Year.
Mr. Bennett has served as Principal, Clover Middle School, Clover School District. Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Programs, Clover School District, Clover, South Carolina.
Mr. Bennett has presented at numerous events and conferences across the state, Winthrop University Educational Leadership program for elementary Principals South Carolina and AME Annual Conference. He is a member of several professional and community organizations. He was a member of Epsilon Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Surviving are his wife, Frankie Wright Bennett; daughter, Brittany Kyla Bennett of Savannah, GA; son, Benjamin Kelly Bennett of Clover, SC; special son, Jabbar Stackston of Houston, TX; sister, Mary Bennett Howard of New Zion, SC; brother, Kelley (Dorithene) Bennett of Columbia, SC; two grandchildren, eleven aunts, four uncles, mother-in-law, Alberta Benjamin Wright and father-in-law, Benjamin F. Wright, Jr. of Clover, SC; nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, friends and special kids whom he loved dearly.
Make donations to Pineville A. M. E. Zion Church Scholarship Fund in memory of Mr. Bennie D. Bennett.