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Joseph Lee (Joe Lee) BennettFebruary 9, 1946 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 71)
Joseph Lee (Joe Lee) Bennett 71, was born in Hardinsburg, KY on February 9, 1946. Joe fulfilled his life on January 10,2018 at his residence in Kirk, KY. He was a member of the Kentucky Association of Master Contractors (KAMC), the American Rental Association (ARA), the Lincoln Trail Homebuilders Association (LTHBA) and the Breckinridge County Chamber of Commerce.
Preceded in death by his parents: Thomas Ova Bennett and Mary Francis Shellman Bennett, his sister: Anna Bell Lyon; Brothers: Charles Allen (Buck) Bennett; Thomas Ova (Pete) Bennett, Jr; Herman Bennett, George Bennett, James Howard Bennett, Raymond (Dick) Bennett, Francis (Bud) Bennett, and Roy H Bennett
Survived by: his wife of 54 years, Tommie Faye Bennett, a daughter: Traci Sheroan (Donnie) of Custer, KY; a son: Kevin J. Bennett (Lori) of Hardinsburg, KY; 2 sisters: Mary Alice Ford of Hardinsburg, KY and Dorothy Stinnett of Hamed, KY; 5 grandsons: Dereck Sheroan (Karen); Jaron Sheroan (Kirstie); Kody Sheroan (Andrea Barras); Slade Bennett (Rebekah Tivitt) and Drake Bennett (Brook Saettel); 2 great-grandchildren: Blake Hill and Haleigh Sheroan; Brothers and Sisters in law: Denver and Brenda Probus, and Maurice and Vicki Lucas; Linda Bennett, Jerrilou Bennett; Anita Bennett; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and employees.
Joe Lee filled his life with family, hard work, love and generosity. He was one of a kind and never met a stranger. He was the founder and owner of Joe Bennett Backhoe, Plumbing & Rentals, Inc. in Hardinsburg, KY which he started in 1973 and was often referred to as "Backhoe Joe". He employed many people in Breckinridge County and always considered his employees to be family. He loved to drive his many trucks. He was a fan of George Jones and could often be heard singing his favorite, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", which he professionally recorded and was broadcast on the radio. He enjoyed NASCAR, was a huge Dale Eamhardt, Sr. fan, and loved traveling with family and friends to the races. He loved to travel with his wife, Faye, in their motorhome. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing the slots, singing karaoke and going dancing with his family. Joe Lee was known to many as
"Pappy", but most importantly to his 5 grandsons, who enjoyed fishing, riding 4-wheelers, mowing his farm and spending time with. He was a man of many words and could tell a story and joke like no other.
He had the biggest heart and he loved to help and surprise others with his kindness! He lived life to the fullest. His family will greatly miss his deep, comforting voice; his joyful, genuine hearty laugh; his way of making everyone feel special; his strength and extraordinary love!
Visitation will be from 3:30 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 14that Trent Dowell Funeral Home, Hardinsburg, KY. Funeral services will be on Monday, January 15th at 11:00 am at St. Romuald Catholic Church, Hardinsburg, KY 40143.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and can' be mailed to: The Bennetts for JDRF, 108 N. Hardin Street, Hardinsburg, KY 40143.