Bill Bennett, 80, of Sand Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Bill was born March 22, 1931, in Vincent, Texas, and married Johnnie Padgett on Oct. 7, 1950 in Forsan.
He was employed for 36 years at the Cosden Refinery, now Alon USA, as an operator.
He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Jody Bennett and wife Kelly of Ardmore, Okla., and Randy Bennett and wife, Rhonda of Colorado City; three brothers, Gerald Bennett of Pecos, Buster Bennett, and Bo Bennett of Sand Springs; three sisters, Patsy Baird of Big Spring, Mildred Shortess of Breckenridge, and Betty Bartham of Denison; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Faytie Bennett; sons Michael, Ricky and an infant son; three brothers, Jack Jr. and Oma; and four sisters, Adeline, Arlene, Peggy and Faye Jean.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com