Roy Morris “June” Bennett, 79, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at his home while under the care of hospice. 

Born July 22, 1940, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Morris Clay Bennett and Annie Mae (Reel) Bennett.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margarite Heavner; one brother, Henry C. Bennett; one stepdaughter, Tina Moore; one stepgrandson, Tyler Moore; and one stepgreat-grandson, Max Nettles. 

June was a truck driver for D&W Trucking in Parsons, W.Va. He later worked for Radio Shack in Petersburg until his retirement. He attended Corner United Methodist Church in Cabins, W.Va. 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beulah A. “Bea” (Simmons) Bennett; one son, Larry Bennett of Maysville, W.Va.; one daughter, Kala (Cole) Border of Brandywine, Md.; one stepson, Bill (Nancy) Moore of Maysville; three granddaughters, Jessica, Emily and Megan, all of Maryland; one sister, Alice (Ralph) Walters of Petersburg; one brother, Chester (Brenda) Bennett of Knoxville, Tenn.;  one stepgranddaughter, seven great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren,  and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

According to his wishes, his body was cremated. A memorial service was Friday, Jan. 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Joseph Gerstell officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Corner United Methodist Church, c/o Bernice Kesner, 2108 Haslacker Road, Maysville, WV  26833 or charity of donor’s choice. 

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