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William Augustus Bennett

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Nov. 7, 1929 – March 8, 2020

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William Augustus Bennett passed away March 8, 2020 in Macon, GA.

A Memorial Service was held at First Baptist Church of Eatonton on Sat., March 14, 2020 with Rev. William Kitchen and Dr. Keithen Tucker officiating.

Bill was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Augusta, and His parents were Mamie and William A. Bennett, Sr., and his early home was in Thomson. where he graduated from Thomson High School. At the age of 16, Bill entered Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Following college, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. for 2 years. In 1953, Bill married Edith Arrena Langford of Warrenton. and they soon made their home in Decatur, GA. Bill worked as a Consulting Engineer in Atlanta for several firms over the next 40 years. As a member of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, he served in several offices including as president. Always active in church life, Bill was a member of First Baptist Church, Eatonton where he was a deacon. In retirement Bill and Edith moved to Eatonton, GA where they lived on Lake Oconee. Throughout his life Bill enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening. Watching his grandchildren’s sporting events was a favorite activity. His greatest joy was found in time spent with his family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edith; daughter, Cynthia Bennett Cogdell and husband Rick; son, William Franklin Bennett and wife Andi; grandchildren, Billy Bennett (Jill) and Hannah Bennett, Ben Cogdell (Whitney) and Shelley Cogdell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Eatonton, 115 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton.

Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton was in charge of arrangements.