Celebrating the life of Marvin and Claudia Bennett
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Marvin Bennett, 75 of Vernon, Texas died on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Claudia Bennett, 74 of Vernon, Texas went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving husband, close friends and caregivers.
Graveside Services for Marvin and Claudia will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Independence Cemetery, in Harmon County, Oklahoma.
Marvin was born on October 25, 1946 in Lahaina, Hawaii. He was the son of the late Roscoe Bennett and the late Cecilia Kaniho Bennett. He married Claudia Jones on June 21, 1986 in Vernon, Texas. She preceded him in death on February 7, 2022. He was a devoted husband, caring for her during their 36 years of marriage. Marvin proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed spending time with his late wife, children and grandchildren. He was the owner of Marvin’s Transmissions, personally servicing customers throughout Texoma. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, woodworking and classic cars where you would see his gentle, patient, and kind nature. Marvin was an original member of the Western Trail Cowboy Church. He was involved in the initial stages of development for the church, devoting much time and effort, creating a place for the community to worship together where he gave his life to Jesus Christ and received water baptism from his friend and pastor, David Fox.
Marvin is survived by his children Marvin Brent Bennett and wife Tracy of Vernon, TX, Kristi Charese Eidson and husband Jeff of Elkin, NC, Michael Bennett of Frisco, TX, Daniel Bennett and wife Gloria of Haslet, TX, and Kayla Bearden and husband Rusty of Edmond, OK. His grandchildren, Nathaniel Bennett, Gabriella “Gigi” Kakouras, Alexandra Kakouras, Julia Anderson, Mallory Bennett, Landon Bennett, Travis Bennett and Natalie Lloyd. His siblings Brad Bennett, Laverne Earls, Wayne Bennett and wife Beverly, and Merle Kromer and husband James.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Claudia Bennett and a daughter Christi Baker.
Claudia Bennett, 74 of Vernon, Texas went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving husband, close friends and caregivers.
Claudia was born Wednesday, January 7, 1948 in Dallas, TX to Richard Claude (RC) Jones and Sylvia (Jo) Tinsley Jones. She was raised in Vernon and attended Vernon High School. She married the love of her life, Marvin Bennett, on June 21, 1986 in Vernon. She worked for the US Postal Service in Wichita Falls, Texas. During her service she was elected as local union president, advocating for all Postal employees. After leaving the US Postal Service, she pursued her passion of antiques by opening a store in Vernon, Classics Gifts. Her store gave local collectors and artists an opportunity to display and sell their collections to support their families. She was a proponent of social causes and advocating for those that society had discarded. She found her calling volunteering with the youth of Center South before its closing. Claudia was a member of the Western Trail Cowboy Church. She was a champion of animal rights; fostering and arranging transport for a countless number of pets in need of a home. She loved listening to the blues and finding new renditions of her favorite song, ‘Hallelujah’. She was an avid reader who was able to articulate a position with logic and humor. She was loved by her family, friends and community.
Claudia is survived by her husband Marvin Bennett, sons, Brent Bennett of Oklahoma City, OK, Michael Bennett of Frisco, TX and Daniel Bennett and wife Gloria of Haslet, TX, daughters, Angelique Valteau and husband Eldridge of Sunbury, PA, Kristie Eidson and husband Jeff of Elkins, NC, Kayla Bearden and husband Rusty of Oklahoma City, OK, sisters, Peggy Howe of Oklaunion, TX, Lee Ann McPhail of Canton, TX and Nancy Walden of Vernon, TX, grandchildren include Natalie Lloyd, Shaun Myer, Brittany Valteau, Candace Valteau, Nathaniel Bennett, Julia Anderson, Mallory Bennett, Landon Bennett, Travis Bennett, Gigi Kakouras and Alexandria Kakouras.
Services have been entrusted to Harmon County Funeral Home, Hollis, Oklahoma.
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