Mr. Albert "AL" Bennett
Born in Carthage, TN on September 1, 1936
Departed on November 23, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN
- Visitation: First United Methodist Church - Gallatin
- Friday November 27, 2020 3:00pm to 6:00pm
- Saturday November 28, 2020 11:00am to 1:00pm
- Celebration of Life: First United Methodist Church - Gallatin
- Saturday November 28, 2020 1:00pm
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Albert “Al” Allen Bennett, age 84 of Gallatin, TN, passed away November 23, 2020. Al was born September 1, 1936 in Carthage, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents, Adron Allen Bennett and Bessie Pettross Bennett. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ladye Lou Gregory Bennett; children, Melissa Bennett Wright (Scott), Phillip Bennett (Beth) and Myron Bennett; grandchildren, Eli Bennett and Max Bennett; brother, Harold Bennett (Peggy).
Al was known for his philanthropy and his generous giving of his time and efforts to civic and charitable organizations. Al’s involvement in these organizations is too numerous to list. However, some of his most notable causes include active membership at Gallatin First United Methodist Church, Gallatin Noon Rotary Club, Nashville Corvette Club, 109 Cruisers Club and Sideview Fellowship Club. He served on the City of Gallatin Power Board, the Sumner County Board of Equalization, and Volunteer State Community College Foundation Board of Trustees. He was a founding board member of Sumner Academy, former board member of First Tennessee Bank, and served on City of Gallatin Planning Commission.
Al’s entrepreneurial endeavors included being President of National Refining Corporation and Capital Silver Service, Inc. He recognized the need for self-storage in Gallatin and opened Gallatin Mini Storage, the first facility of its kind for the city, in 1979. He was also involved in real estate development, stock investments, and venture capital.
While he was a diligent worker, he also enjoyed life spending time with his grandchildren and family. Al loved to travel the world with his wife, Ladye Lou, in quest for knowledge and discovering what was over the horizon. He cherished time spent with fellow Corvetteers by being actively involved in the Nashville Corvette Club. As a graduate of the University of Tennessee he was an avid Volunteer football fan as well as a Tennessee Titans fan. Other activities included taking care of his farm property, hunting and fishing, and taking motorcycle trips with his sons.
Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28th at Gallatin First United Methodist Church with Rev. James C. Johnson, Jr. officiating. To livestream the service, you may go to YouTube or the Facebook page of Gallatin First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, November 27th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 28th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Gallatin First United Methodist Church Ramsey Hall. Interment will be in Dixon Springs Cemetery with Phillip Bennett, Myron Bennett, Scott Wright, Eli Bennett, Max Bennett, George McDonald and Wyatt Pleming serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gallatin Noon Rotary Club and Nashville Corvette Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Gallatin Noon Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 182, Gallatin, TN 37066, Gallatin First United Methodist Church, 149 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066 or Volunteer State Community College Foundation, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555