Killis Bennett was born January 4th, 1933, to William Roy and Sarah Frances Pierson Bennett of Culloden Ga. He graduated from Mary Persons High School where he participated in sports and FFA. Killis was a quarterback for the Bulldogs and scored the very first touchdown on Mitchell Field. He was also a state finalist in the FFA cattle division. After graduation he joined the Navy before returning home to Culloden to help run the family farm and store. On September 2nd, 1956, he married the love of his life, Ann Elliott. They went on to have three children, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. For the first twenty years of marriage, Killis ran a dairy farm as well as a breeding service and a restaurant, Bennett’s Restaurant. Around 1976 Killis became the manager of the Forsyth Golf Club where he remained for the next forty years and became an avid golfer. During this time, he opened another restaurant previously known as The Quality Court Restaurant. Killis was an MP Bulldogs supporter and could be found guarding the door to the announcer’s booth for many years. After retirement, Killis could be found either on the golf course or on his lawn mower cutting grass in the Country Club neighborhood.
Killis is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ann Bennett, his siblings Sam Bennett and Ann Fletcher, his children Karen (Bruce) Collins, Lisa Bennett, and Betsy (Doug) Ham, grandchildren Jeremy Floyd, Sarah (Wes) Brock, D.J (Kirstie) Ham, Kelsey Phillips and seven great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his siblings Billy Bennett and Jeanelle Norris.
Graveside Services will be held Monday December 19th, at 3pm at Monroe Hills Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider donating to the Monroe County Moose Lodge, Post Office Box 5968, Forsyth, GA 31029 as Killis was a lifelong moose member.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.