CALABASH — Mr. Marvin Benjamin Bennett, 83, passed away at his home Friday, July 23, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Marvin was born Nov. 27, 1937, on his family farm in Brunswick County and was a son of the late Robert B. “R.B.” Bennett and Dorothy Lee Reeves “Mama Dot” Bennett.
Marvin was a devout Christian and lifelong member of Beulah Baptist Church, Calabash. He was a graduate of Shallotte High School Class of 1956 and U.S, Army National Guard veteran. Marvin will certainly be remembered as a man of integrity, generosity, compassion and strong moral character.
He was a successful businessman and instrumental in the operations of several local businesses. His work history includes the family farm; Shallotte Marine Supply in his youth; Bennett’s Seafood Kitchen from 1969 to 1995, founder of Bennett’s Calabash Seafood in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Hickory and Lincolnton. He was also the founder of Bennett’s Power Equipment 1995 to 2002; and most recently, Bennett’s Grill and Café in 2016, which is still in operation.
In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Debbie West Bennett; sister-in-law, Shirley M. Bennett; and niece, Rachel Bennett.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Betty Varnam Bennett; two sons, Terry Wayne Bennett, and his wife, Rita Pigott Bennett, of Shallotte Point, Marvin Dale Bennett, and his wife, Wendy Parker Bennett, of Calabash; two brothers, the Rev. Dr. Foyd Bennett, and his wife, Myrna, of Supply, Lloyd Edwin “Eddie” Bennett, and his wife, Cheryl, of Calabash; grandchildren, Myles Bennett (Brooke), Dusty Bennett (Monica), Wesley Bennett (Stevie) and Amber Bennett; and great-grandchildren, R.J. Bennett, Emma Bennett and Zachary Bennett.
Memorial services will be held in the Beulah Baptist Church and will be announced at a future date. Inurnment will take place in the Bennett-Beck Cemetery.
The family has asked for no visitors at this time due to illness from the COVID-19 virus. “We thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time and continued prayers are appreciated.”
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