Kenneth "Ed"'s Story

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Kenneth Ed Bennett, 81, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, IN. Ed was born June 9, 1935 in New Albany to Kenneth and Clara Bennett. Ed served in the U.S. Army after graduating from New Albany High School. He later founded Big T Transfer Trucking Company. Ed belonged to many logistics clubs and enjoyed speaking at and attending many transportation club events across the United States. He was an avid I.U. fan and attended football and basketball games at Bloomington until his health failed him. Ed was an accomplished golfer and loved traveling; he combined the two hobbies by golfing and traveling around the U.S. and world. He also loved the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and traveled to many ballparks across the U.S. in order to support his team. Ed was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., and Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Morris and Jerry Bennett; and sister, Ann Bennett.
Ed is survived by his wife, Sheila Bennett; his daughter, Vicki (James) Ingram; stepdaughter, Kim (Scott) Barbour; stepson, Charles (Joanne) Kiefer Jr.; grandchildren, Stephanie (Todd) Taggart, Stephen (Alisha) Ingram, Charles Ashton Barbour, Hannah Barbour, Ryan Barbour, Kiefer Aaron Gregory, and McKayla Barbour; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Cole Taggart; brothers, Charles (Beverly) Bennett and Thomas P. Bennett.
Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with cremation to follow. There will be a Celebration of Life luncheon immediately following his service at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2100 US-150, Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com
Published on February 13, 2017
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