Thomas Conrad Bennett (TC), 85, of Amarillo, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021. He was born August 25, 1936 in Cowden, Illinois to Thomas and Ada Bennett.
Thomas married Delois Akin on June 1, 1958 in Amarillo. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge, he worked hard as a farmer and rancher, a truck driver, and he enjoyed restoring Chevy cars. Thomas had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 2, 2021 at Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave. Amarillo, Texas. Thomas’ son-in-law, Reverend Russell Roberts will be officiating.
He was preceded by his wife, Delois Bennett; his parents, Thomas and Ada Bennett; a granddaughter, Jessica, and his brothers, Homer Hoarth, Myron, Ernie, Kenny, and Harvey Bennett.
Thomas is survived by three daughters, Sherri Aylor, and husband Jim, Michel Roberts and husband Russell, and Joy Ferguson and husband Gene; and one son, Tom Bennett and wife Sandy; nine grandkids, and eleven great-grandkids. He is also survived by his brother, Henry Bennett of Beecher City, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Carla Stevens of Amarillo, Barbara Bennett and Brenda Bennett of Cowden, Illinois, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a hearty thank you to the Amarillo VA ICU and staff.
Memorial funds and donations can be made to the Amarillo Veterans Hospital 6010 W Amarillo Blvd Amarillo, TX 79106.
“It’s the principle of it...” (Thomas Bennett quote)