William Keith Bennett
RIVERDALE - William K. Bennett passed away after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer on January 1, 2013 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.
William was born on November 14, 1944. He was the second of four children and only son of William Frank and Lilly Mills Bennett. He grew up in Brigham City, UT and graduated from Box Elder High School prior to attending Weber State College.
Bill was a talented baseball player and enjoyed competing as a young man. He proudly served his country in the US Army as a paratrooper and gunner on helicopters during a tour of duty in Vietnam.
On August 1, 1969 Bill married Diane Poulsen in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with three children: Danny Keith (Alesa) Bennett of Kaysville, UT, Jeffrey Shane Bennett of San Diego, CA and Candy Bennett Davis (deceased) and her husband Chris Davis of Roy, UT.
William was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held numerous callings. He worked for Hill Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic and inspector prior to retiring after 38 years of dedicated service. Bill was a handyman that could fix or repair nearly anything. He loved his wife and family and was especially proud of his children and their many accomplishments. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, riding ATV's, fly fishing and was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed get away trips to Wendover, NV with his wife. He enjoyed spending lots of time with his seven grandchildren: Blake, Tyler, Colin Bennett, and Skyler, Shaylyn, Shainalee, and Alexus Davis.
He is survived by two sisters; Diana (Byron) Pulsipher of Rancho Cordova, CA and Janice (Paul) Talmage of Layton, UT and a brother-in-law Preston Eugene Smith, Lorena, TX. He was preceded in death by his in-laws, by his parents, his youngest sister, Vickie Bennett Smith and daughter Candy Bennett Davis.
The family would like to thank Dr. Carl Gray and staff for the care and treatment over the past 2 ½ years.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Roy Mortuary Chapel, 5865 S. 1900 W., Roy, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the Mortuary.