Charles R. "Charlie" Bennett

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July 22, 1938 - October 30, 2016
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Bennett, Charles, of O’Fallon, MO, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the age of 78.

Loving husband of the late Brenda Bennett; beloved son of the late Bob L. and Bernice M. Bennett; devoted father of Dana (Matt) Gremminger and Son, Tom (Jennifer) Bennett; cherished grandfather of Morgan, Alec, and Chad.

Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Army. He owned Charlie Bennett Motor Company and was a car dealer in St. Charles, MO for forty years. He was loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society – Gateway Chapter (St. Louis, MO)

Guestbook Entries

  1. Todd Traylor November 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Charlie will sadly be missed. Enjoyed his conversation and smiles when he came in to Turtle Creek and it was a pleasure meeting and getting to know him better each time. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

  2. Susan Boyd November 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Charlie was such as special guy in my families lives when we were starting to have kids. My kids adored him and still share stories about his silly ways! (fry guy) He will always have a special place in my heart and I will miss him greatly.

    I always felt we had a special connection as he would ohhh Sue Boo!

    May you rest in peace my friend and drink your dirty martinis while sailing away! My mom is right there with you!

    Love you always
    The Boyd Family
    Susan, Chris, Megan, and Hugh

  3. Glenna Tolliver November 2, 2016 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Charley has been a part of our lives for over 40 years both as a friend and a customer of our marina.
    I could spend days writing about him. He was really a very special person, always ready with a joke, and if he could get the best or you in any instance. it made his day. Charley was one of those people who could not go anywhere without him meeting someone that he knew. . Be it Southern Texas or
    or north Missouri. He loved to pull tricks on people. Charley, you will be missed so much by so many people, and I know the Harbor will not be the same without you. And if you could come around again, it would always be free ice Thursdays for you.

  4. Diana Yorke November 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    candle 1Charlie was a one of kind stand up man. He was funny, humble, passionate, smart, and a great business man and friend. I will cherish all the conversations we had, some silly and some deep and personal. I trusted you with my sweet friend Nancy and you made her world complete and happy. You will be greatly missed here but I know you will make everyone in heaven laugh! Sail high my friend, rest in peace until we meet again.
    Love you,
    Diana Yorke

  5. Michele Dion November 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    candle 2It was always a great time seeing Charlie at Rizzo’s laughing with friends. He was a super sweet man and true gentleman. We will miss you but know that you are in a better place now. Love all the memories we have of you and the old group.
    Steve & Michele Dion

  6. Steve Tebow November 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I will always remember Charlie as an honorable and stand up guy. I loved talking to him and I will miss him. Rest in peace my friend

  7. Rona Kresyman November 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    candle 1It was just the other day when we were sitting outside that you said something to crack me up. I can still see your smile, the clearness of your blue eyes and that laugh that distinguished you from the rest. I will miss you Charlie. We all have our fond memories of the good times spent in your presence and I know your stories and jokes will be passed on for many year to come.

    Charlie: A man of integrity and savvy mixed with tenderness and a kind kind heart. We will see you in heaven. Love you.

  8. Gayle Hodge November 3, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

    candle 4Charlie will always remember you and an honest car dealer, which is rare,. Enjoyed many conversations and good times over the many years. Will miss you but get on your boat and go there is nothing stopping you now. Rest in peace my friend God speed.

  9. Judy Thompson November 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    A wonderful man with great integrity.

  10. Darren Vandermolen November 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    candle 8All throughout my childhood, Charlie and Brenda were like second parents to me. Yes, Charlie was stern when required, but more often than not, he taught us all how to laugh and look at the bright side of just about everything. He let boys be boys (that’s me and you, Tom) without sacrificing the notion of hard work and ingenuity, and he lightened any space that he entered.

    Thanks for all the memories, Charlie!

    With love and condolences to the entire family,
    Darren and Sheri Vandermolen

  11. Renee Bross November 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Condolences to the family. Charlie was a ray of sunshine in what could be an otherwise dull world. So sorry for your loss.

    Renee and Steve Bross

    Ron Vandermolen

  12. Carrie Ash December 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Dave Ash (12/24/16) deceased and Charlie I hope are having a beer. So very sorry for your loss

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