Joseph Dale Bennett

December 24, 1948 - March 19, 2020

Joseph Dale “Jody” Bennett, 71, formerly of Beaumont and later Mid-County, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Bonne Vie, Port Arthur.

He was a long-time member of the Memorial Church of Christ (formerly Stonegate) in Nederland and was for many years very involved in church activities prior to becoming handicapped by rheumatoid arthritis and Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Jody graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont in 1968 and attended Lamar University prior to going to work for the City of Beaumont Tax Department in 1971. He was a Tax Appraiser for the city and in 1981 moved over to the Jefferson County Central Appraisal District when that agency took over the appraisal functions of the cities and school districts. He retired at the end of 2003 and then spent his retirement years camping, hiking, and mountain climbing throughout the western United States.

He Is survived by his sister, Sandra Franklin, of Houston; brother, Nick Bennett and his wife, Billie, of Denton; nieces, Caroline Bennett Garcia and her husband, Chad, of Anna and Emily Bennett Morris and her husband, Matt, of Carrollton; and great-nephew, Daniel Morris, of Carrollton.

Jody was preceded in death by his parents, Carlo D. and Myrtle Bennett.

The family would like to thank his fellow church members, Blake Bergman and Billy Guidry, who did so much to help Jody to cope with the trials of living a handicapped existence during the past six years.

His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX

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Jerry Melancon

Jody and I grew up in South Park as neighbors. Jody exemplified a good Christian. He was a frugal, unassuming quiet man with integrity. I am proud to have known him. May he rest in peace while hiking God's trails.

Susan. Guidry

Jody was such a good man. He always had a smile and greeting for everyone - usually your name x 3.. . He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again Jody Jody Jody.

Linda and Jimmy Sachitano

Sandra, I'm so very sorry that you have lost your brother. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Rodney Wing

So sorry to hear of Jody's passing thoughts and prayers are with family

Betty Miller Duoto

So sorry to hear about Jody. He was so sweet and kind to me growing up in Beaumont. Sandra., mine and Carolyn’s prayers are with you and your family.

Gene and Kathy Isabell

So sorry to hear of Jody's passing. Our prayers are with your family. (Kathy Sory Isabell)