Charles McBennett Sr.

Jul 25, 2013
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1947 — 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Charles McBennett Sr., 66, of Waynesville, went home to the Lord Wednesday July 24, 2013, at St. Joseph’s hospital in Asheville.

He was the son of the late Lt. Charles and Roberta Fleming McBennett of Fayetteville.

Mr. McBennett retired after 40 years of working in the textile industry.  He was the director of manufacturing for the Miller Group in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and the vice president of manufacturing for Springford Industries in Forest City.  Before retiring, he volunteered his time working with economic development in North Carolina for the restoration of lost textile jobs in his community

He will be most remembered for his love and dedication to God, his children, grandchildren, family, friends and pets, and his great love of life. The family takes comfort in Emily Dickinson’s words that “there is another sky, ever serene and fair, and there is another sunshine…here is a brighter garden, where not a frost has been in its unfading flowers.”

He is survived by his son, Charles McBennett; daughter, Alison, and husband,William Lucas; grandchildren, Jordan and Brandon Lucas; sister, Mary Anne Weatherman; sister, Bessie, and husband Richard Lotsey and niece, Sierra Lotsey.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 29 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road.

Memorials may be made at Unity Presbyterian Church, PO Box 28, Woodleaf, N.C. 27054. Donations may be made at the Basilica of Saint Laurence, PO Box 1850, Asheville, N.C. 28802 and The Rathburn Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, N.C. 28803 (a temporary home for members of patients’ families and caregivers during their loved ones’ hospital stay.)

Groce Funeral Home of West Asheville is serving the McBennett family.  Online condolences may be made to

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