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July 24, 2019 - 00:00
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Funeral services for Chaney Bennett Jr., 87, of Navasota, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Truevine Missionary Baptist Church, 1005 Nolan Street in Navasota. Burial will follow in the Dennis Bryant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Truevine Missionary Baptist Church.

On November 14, 1931, a baby boy was born to Chaney and Mary Harris Bennett of Grimes County. They named him Chaney Bennett Jr. He accepted Christ at an early age attending St. Paul Baptist Church of Navasota, and later joined Truevine Missionary Baptist Church in Navasota under the leadership of O.S. Davis, and later under the leadership of Rev. William Gantt, and now under the leadership of Pastor Charlie Hall, where he remained a faithful member until his health failed him.

He received his education at G.W. Carver in Grimes County. Chaney worked at International Paper Company of Navasota for many years, and when it closed down he started working at John C. Webb as a janitor until he retired. Chaney was a hardworking man. He enjoyed planting and working in his garden all the time, and looking out for his family. One of Chaney’s favorite sayings was, “I will trust in the Lord!”.

Chaney Bennett Jr. met and married Gussie Burrell and they had three children. Later in life Bennett Jr. met Eva Mae Thompson and on August 28, 1957 they married and later had seven children.

He departed this earth on July 17, 2019 at Golden Creek Nursing Home in Navasota, Texas. He kept the faith and fought a good fight.

Preceding Chaney in death are his parents, wife Eva Mae Thompson, four sisters, two brothers, daughter Joyce, stepson Leon, two grandsons and two nieces.

He leaves in God’s care nine children; Patricia Bennett Lang, Eloise Bennett, Doris Robinson Linda Tisdell, Annie Thompson, Melvin Bennett, Chaney McArthur Bennett, Lena Nickerson, and Sandra Rivera. Three stepdaughters, Jerline, Barbara, and Rhonda. Brother-in-laws; Alfred Thompson, and Raymond Thompson. He also left behind 27 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 43 great-great-grandchildren nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. A special devoted cousin, Allie Powell of Navasota, Texas.

Arrangements are entrusted with Lewis Funeral Home and Chapel, 509 South Baylor in Brenham, Texas.