Donald L. Bennett, 58, unexpectedly passed away February 1, 2021. While he was peacefully sleeping, his cause of death was a heart attack.
He was born January 8, 1963, in Maricopa County, Arizona. At an early age, he and his family moved to San Diego, California, where he lived until moving to Atlantic Beach, Florida in 2005.
He grew up in San Diego, graduating from Santana High School in 1981. While in San Diego, he worked at Padre Dam Water Company for several years. In his early 20’s, he started a successful painting business that continued after he moved to his beloved mountain cabin in Julian, California. His business thrived, but he decided he needed a change, so moved to Atlantic Beach, Florida in 2005 to be closer to his Mother.
He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his nephew and niece. He also enjoyed softball, soccer, camping, and spending time with his friends. He made many lifelong friends that he remained in touch with long after his move to Florida. During his long time tenure with Home Depot here, he developed close relationships with all those he worked with, employees as well as customers and vendors.
He is survived by his Mother, Genell Kriner, sister, Nancy Lowell, nephew Lee Lowell, niece Emma Lowell, and Aunt, Margaret Sweat (Wayne Carter). The bond he shared with his family will never be broken, even by death. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A gathering of immediate family and close friends to celebrate the life of this wonderful man will be held Saturday, February 13, 3:00 PM, at Ocean 14 Condominium Clubroom, 1301 1st St South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association.
**Because of COVID restrictions, masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
**Ocean 14 is a condominium, so there is no parking on the property, but there are two public lots on either side of the building.
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American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231