Mr. Lee Roy Bennon, Sr., age 84, a son of the late Roy Bennon and Ida Mae Lattimore Bennon was born April 17, 1928, in Laurens County, South Carolina.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Frennie Bennon and two daughters, Shirley Dotson and Virginia Garrett.On Sunday, March 3, 2013, he departed this life in the Diamond Health and Rehab Center in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
He leaves to cherish many fond memories, ten children: Ida (Willie) Valentine, Annie (Chester) Jackson, Sarah Bennon, Larry (Susan) Bennon, Barbara Bennon, Frances (Ralph) Sullivan, Connie (Eric) Berry, Rosalind Bennon, Lee Roy Bennon, Jr. and Briget Bennon-Lytton; sixteen grandchildren of which Anthony (Kathy) Bennon, Rodney Bennon, Christopher (LaShun) Bennon and Twan Bennon were reared in the home; seventeen great-grandchildren and four great, great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fountain Inn, with Dr. Samuel B. Neely and Rev. Anthony Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of a daughter, Ms. Ida Valentine, 13 Fisher Drive, Greenville.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn is in charge of arrangements.