Mr. Henry Vance Bennett, age 48 died on November 18, 2009. Henry was a native of Northampton County. He was a graduate of Northeast Academy in Lasker. Following high school he attended and graduated from Wilson Community College in Wilson. He was married to Gail Johnson in 1983 and to this marriage was born two wonderful children. Henry was a member of the Volunteer Rescue Squad and was the current Chief of the Rich Square Fire Department. He was very active in the Rich Square Baptist Church serving as both deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. Henry was co-owner of Bennett Brother’s Farm and Rich Square Cotton Gin. He was a very loving and caring husband, father, brother and a true friend to everyone who knew him.
Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Dorothy Wheeler Bennett and Henry Alton Bennett and his sister Dotty Harrell.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Johnson Bennett, a daughter, Brittany Bennett, and a son, Corey Bennett, all of the home. He is also survived by one sister, Juanita Davis of Roanoke Rapids, two brothers; Gene Bennett and his wife Joyce, Steve Bennett and his wife Pat all of Rich Square, North Carolina.