Reed Cull

Bennett, Sr.

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Reed Cull Bennett, Sr.

May 22 1942 - Feb 25 2020

Reed Cull Bennett, Sr. of McKinney, Texas passed away on February 25, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born on May 22, 1942 to Melville Bentley Bennett and Janereed (Anderson) Bennett in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  Reed lived in six states before high school graduation because his parents worked for the government.  He married Dorothy Jean Dyer on February 23, 1963 in Arlington, Texas.   Reed graduated from University of Texas Arlington in 1965 with a master’s degree in math and minors in physics and civil engineering.  He spent most of his career as a business manager for Ruston Gas Turbines as well as an engineer and projects manager with General Electric.    During his career he worked in several countries including Australia, Canada, Ecuador, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.  Reed was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a 33 degree mason for over 50 years.   He and was an excellent golfer and hunter. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean Bennett of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Patti Bell of Arlington, Texas; son, Reed C. Bennett, Jr. and wife, Michelle of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Kimberly Bell Furtardo, Kathleen Bell Cennamo, Nicholas Bennett, Adam Bennett, and Ryan Bennett; great grandchildren, Ava, Tyler, Rain, Logan, and Sebastian; niece, T.J. Stansbury; sister-in-law, Jayne Bennett; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Melville and Janereed Bennett; and brother, Melville Arthur Bennett. 

A memorial graveside will be held at Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas at a later date.