Rev. Charles Bennett

  • Born: February 7, 1931
  • Died: October 10, 2021
  • Location: Utica, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rev. Charles Thomas Bennett was born on his family farm in Beaver Dam on February 7, 1931, to Eckles and Elizabeth Stevens Bennett, and went to his heavenly home October 10 in Masonville on his daughter's farm.

Bro. Bennett was a retired United Methodist minister of the Louisville/Kentucky conferences where he served churches in Masonville, Sacramento, Kuttawa, Livermore, Irvington, Hartford, Louisville, Henderson and Leitchfield. He attended Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. After retiring, he served as chaplain at the former Owensboro Daviess County hospital and as an employee of Glenn Funeral Home.

He was a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and approved pastor's school at Duke University in Durham, N.C. and served in the United States Navy.

On December 21, 2018 Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Doris Cox Bennett. He was also preceded by great granddaughter, Claire Embry, and his siblings: Talmage Bennett, Delmar Bennett, Calvin Bennett, Clara Black, George Bennett, Alva Bennett and Shirley Halbleib.

He is survived by three daughters he affectionately referred to as "Charlie's Angels", Leah (Larry) Vandiver of Livermore, Susan (James) Fulkerson of Hartford and Sherrianne (Eddie) Leach of Masonville; ten grandchildren, Katie Gunterman (Kevin)of Livermore, Lindsey Vandiver (Joshua Sickles) of Louisville, Chelsea Vandiver (Brian Owen) of Owensboro, Joshua Fulkerson (Haley) of Mt. Washington, Jillian Embry (Brandon) of Lexington, Zachary Fulkerson (Laura) of Zionsville, IN, Mallory Howell (Christopher) of Owensboro, Jordan Leach (Suzanne) of Owensboro, Shelby Taylor (Dustin) of Masonville, Reagan Leach (Nicole) of Owensboro; and great-grandchildren, Keegan Gunterman, Everett & Ellie Sickles, Elijah & Isaac Fulkerson, Silas, Samuel & Audrey Embry, Oliver, Adeline, Evelyn & Bennett Fulkerson, Knox & Maverick Howell, and Nora & Eden Taylor.

Our Daddy was a kind man with a gentle spirit who truly loved God and his family. He was passionate in caring for the elderly by visiting them in the nursing home, hospital and their homes. He enjoyed mentoring the youth as a church camp counselor at Camp Loucon. While living in Hartford, he was given the Sorehead Award which meant he was a person who took pride in his community and worked to make it a better place. He loved gardening and greatly enjoyed watching the birds, especially the Cardinals and Hummingbirds.

Daddy had a wonderful laugh and immediately could make anyone feel comfortable being around him. His life's motto would have to be "just love them"! Regardless of what a person had done, he wanted them to know they were unconditionally loved.

What a blessing to have been loved and raised by loving, godly parents and what a day of rejoicing it will be when we are a family again in heaven!

Special thanks to our amazing team of caregivers: Diane, Rita, Gail, Pat, Brenda, Sharon, Russ, Don, Norma, Sandy and Vickie. We are also grateful for the compassionate care given by Hospice of Western Kentucky.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 13, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM and Wednesday after 9:00 AM. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Claire Foundation, 3824 Horsemint Trail, Lexington, KY 40509 or at

Condolences and memories may be offered online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

To All The Family, I grew up in Calhoun and came to know Bro. Bennett through the church. I remember traveling with him to conferences. I attended camp and he thoughtfully guided me with any concerns. He was always kind and nice to me. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jamie Hopkins Whitten

Posted by Jamie Whitten - Calhoun, KY - Acquaintance   October 18, 2021

I was sorry to hear of Bros Bennett's passing. I always liked him and
Doris. I knew them from the time they came to Livermore.

Posted by Meredith Henninger - Madisonville, KY - Friend   October 13, 2021


Leah, Susan, Sherrianne and families---------I am very sorry to hear of Charles' passing. I remember him when I lived in Ohio County as a very kind and caring man. Sending you girls hugs and prayers from Arizona.

Posted by Janet Magan Tucson AZ formerly Dundee - AZ - Friend   October 12, 2021

Bro Bennett was my Pastor in Livermore for many years , where he and his family became like family to us. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and Pastor. Bro. Bennett and Doris will be missed. I loved them both.

Posted by Pat (Patty) Baldwin Grant - Beaver Dam, KY - Family Friend   October 12, 2021


Charles was a wonderful chaplain at the hospital. He was such a kind and loving voice in the middle of chaos. He had a wonderful sense of humor and truly loved his family. Your family has my sympathy and prayers.
Lots of love...Mary

Posted by Mary Askin - Philpot, KY - Coworker   October 12, 2021

Bro. Bennett was pastor of Sacramento Methodist Church and married me and my husband in 1961. Bro Bennett was a very soft spoken person that loved and served the Lord for many years. Sympathy and prayers to all of his family.

Posted by Julia Miller Devine - Sacramento, KY - Friend   October 12, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. What wonderful memories

Posted by Lavonda Edds - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 11, 2021

The entire Bennett family made an impression on me during my youth. I was very blessed.

Posted by Kandia Burden - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 11, 2021

Bennett family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Brother Bennett was a very special man to me. He always had a smile for me anytime I saw him as did Mrs Bennett. They held a special place in my heart. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you comfort as only he can do.❤

Posted by Sue Shocklee - Titusville, FL - Friend   October 11, 2021

Leah, Susan, and Sherrianne You will be in my prayers but I know that you know where you daddy is and how happy and blessed he is. May all of you feel God's loving arms of peace around you today and many days to come.

Posted by Becky Henry Wilson - Sebree, KY - Friend   October 11, 2021

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