The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


October 23, 2013

Herman Bennett Jr.

COMMERCE — Herman Houston Bennett Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Commerce, passed away Oct. 20, 2013, in Commerce.

Herman was born in Greenville on March 30, 1921, to Herman Bennett Sr. and Mabel Taggart. On Feb. 14, 1942, he married Dotte Sparks.

Herman was a World War ll Veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. 

Survivors include his son, Grant Bennett and wife Dawn of North Carolina: his daughter, Dianne Lowe and husband Kin, of Weslaco; his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Bennett of Commerce; his grandchildren, Haley, Alexandra, Joshua and Victoria Bennett, all of North Carolina, Kyle (Amanda) Lowe of Commerce, Amanda (West) Ballard of Rockwall and Brandi (Stephen) Tice of Commerce; his great-granddaughters, McKenna Lowe of Commerce, Adison and Aidan Ballard of Rockwall; his great-grandson, Bradley Tice of Commerce, and his sister, Julia Margaret Schrum.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Herman Bennett lll (Sonny); his parents; and his brother, Everett.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow with full military honors at Rosemound Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home chapel.

Online condolences may be made at

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