Delnora F. Bennett, 73 of Elyria passed away early Friday morning at Mercy of Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 7, 1945 in Orton, WV. to the late Dorsey L. and Thelma M. (Conrad) Bennett.
Del proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by Edwards Tree Services, where he earned the nickname “Jungle George” and retired after over 35years of employment. Del was an avid hunter. In his spare time he enjoyed sitting on his front porch and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deborah Ann (Mate) Bennett; his children, Nicole (Michael) Pleska of Wakeman, Deanna Bennett of Elyria and Tammy (James Brown) Walcheck of Wellington; nine grandchildren, Dylan, Tiffany, Destiney, Delmar Jr., Kaitlyn, Dakota, Jacob, Wyatt and Joseph; great-grandson, Josue; his siblings, Winnie (Denzel) Cunningham, Suzanne (Reese) Cottrill, Betty (Bud) Montgomery, Ivy (Carrell) Burns and Aaron (Lenora) Bennett all of West Virginia; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Including his parents, he is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Carter Board and his siblings, Ezra, Cecil, Shirley Bennett, Mary Moore and Corrina Harris.
At the family’s request cremation will take place and private services will be held at a later date.