Christopher Barnes Bennett

August 29, 1957 - January 4, 2013

Christopher Barnes Bennett, of McKinney, Texas, went to be with the Lord and family on January 4, 2013 at the age of 55.  He was born August 29, 1957, in Williamson, West Virginia, to Chipley Bennett  and Anne (Gillespie) Bennett. On August 29, 1986, Christopher married Beverly Luther, in Dallas, Texas.  He graduated from Furman University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, with a bachelor’s degree in Geology; he later worked on his master’s degree in Geophysics at the University of Texas.  Christopher was formerly a geophysist at Arco Oil and Gas; he was also an environmental geologist.  Currently he was working as a managing consultant for MasterCard Advisors in O'Fallon, MO.  Christopher was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri. 

Dearly beloved husband of Beverly Bennett; daughters, Ashley Reid and husband Dwight of Plano, Texas, Heather Davis and husband Brad of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden Reid and Margaux Davis; parents, Chipley and Anne Bennett of Valparaiso, Florida; brothers, Chip Bennett of Spartansburg, South Carolina and Ronnie Napier of Panama City, Florida; numerous other loving relatives and friends. 

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 15750 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Memorials may be made to the Duke Preston Robert Tisch Brain Center http://www.cancer.duke.edu/btc/modules/waystohelp10/index.php?id=2

China Aid http://www.chinaaid.org , or African Vision of Hope  http://www.africanvisionofhope.org .

 

 

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I had the pleasure of working with Chris as a colleague at MasterCard. You would be hard-pressed to find a nicer co-worker, person, friend. When I first came to MasterCard as a summer "intern" while in grad school, he and Beverly were kind enough to invite me into their home for an enjoyable evening of dinner and conversation. And later when my wife and I were looking to purchase our first home, Chris was more than willing to walk through our two or three primary candidates and lend his expertise to make sure we didn't miss anything. The foremost memory of Chris I will carry with me is his laugh--it was as distinct and contagious as his enthusiasm for his many and varied passions. My sincere and deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends. We lost one of the truly good ones way too early. Craig Stanek, January 12, 2013