Funeral services for Joseph Stephen Bennett, 73, of Greenville, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He died Monday, March 29, 2021, at Delta Health-The Medical Center. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Joseph was predeceased by his wife Margaret Mae “Mickie” Crawford Bennett and his father Stan Bennett. He is survived by his children: Margaret Bennett Stinnett (Lonnie) of Oxford, Joseph Stephen Bennett II (Lesley) of Leland, and Amy Bennett Davidson (Chad) of Madison; his mother Gladys Lee Bennett and aunt Eileen Lee Childers of Greenville; grandchildren: Carson Stinnett, Parker Stinnett, Megan Davidson, Brady Stinnett, and Chad Davidson; brothers-in-law Martin Heath Crawford (Edna) of Ashland City, Tennessee and James Miller Crawford (Anne) of Kingwood, Texas.
Joseph was born on July 16, 1947 and raised in Greenville, Mississippi. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1965 and attended Millsaps College and the University of Tennessee Dental School. He was a lifelong member and communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister and sponsor for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). He also served on the church Finance Committee, Parish Council, and Chairman of the Parish Fair. He was selected to the St. Joseph High School Athletic Hall of Fame and named Alumnus of the Year. Joseph was a lifetime member of the Mississippi Dental Association, President of the Greenville Dental Society, and an active member of the local Dental Study Club. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a charter member of Cypress Hills Tennis Club. Joseph was a devoted husband, father, friend and doting grandfather. He loved to travel, especially to visit his grandchildren and attend their many sporting events. The family would like to thank the doctors at Delta Health-The Medical Center as well as the ICU staff.
Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday until time of the service, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Aaron Williams will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph School.