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Gary L. Bennett

Jun 19, 2014

Gary L. Bennett, 71, of Hughesville, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2014.

Gary and his wife, the former Dorothy King, were married for 47 years. Born in Muncy, he was the son of the late Lewis and Estella Saxon Bennett.

He was an active member of the Masonic Blue Lodge No. 299 and was named Muncy Mason of the year in 2007. He served as Worshipful Master, assistant secretary and has been on the masonic education committee, chairman of the audit committee, instruction and examination committees.

Gary has also served as president, secretary and treasurer of the Masonic Temple Association. He was a member of the Williamsport Consistory and the Warrior Run Royal Arch Chapter No. 246, where he served as High Priest and secretary, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, he served as a past grand tall cedar. The Allied Masonic Degrees he served as a past sovereign master. He was an advisor for the past young men’s organization of Demolay.

Gary was a past member of the Hughesville Fire Co. and was named Junior Fireman of the Year in 1991. He was also a charter member of the Muncy Valley Moose No. 866, the Zafar Gratto, the American Legion Post No. 268 and Bethany United Methodist Church, as well as an Air Force veteran.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends and his granddogs, Oliver, Frankie and Titus. He enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to crack jokes and do silly pranks on all his family and friends. No one was immune to his amazing wit and banter, he could make the best out of any situation. He also loved the sport of golf.

He retired from GTE Sylvania, Montoursville, and later on from Brandines Golf Driving Rance, near Muncy. His most recent job was with Murray Motors as drive and also doing anything to help out his son and daughter.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Lowe, of Muncy; a son, Scott (Becky) Bennett, of Hughesville; three grandchildren, Jacob, Seth and Sara Lowe; three sisters, Pricilla Frey, June Edwards and Beryl Dirk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Harry Bennett; and three sisters, Mildred Magargle, Jackie Haynes and Lola McCarty.

The funeral service was held June 11 at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, officiated by the Rev. Jane O’Borski. The interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery will graveside military honors accorded by combined military organizations.