Robert Grisham Bennett Jr.

of Marion, AR

October 15, 1957 - September 23, 2022

Robert Grisham Bennett Jr, 64, passed away at his home in Marion Arkansas on September 23, 2022. He was born Oct 15, 1957 in Greenwood, MS to parents Robert Grisham Bennett Sr and Jonell Embry Bennett, both deceased. Grandparents, also deceased were Frances Allison Embry and Joe Embry, Estelle Grisham Bennett and James Gordon Bennett. A daughter, Theresa Marie Bennett predeceased him.

He leaves a son, Robert Grisham Bennett III (Trey) of West Memphis; grandsons, Jackson Bennett of Paragould and Brooks Owen Bennett of West Memphis; sisters, Cassandra Bennett McBeath of Union, MS and Allison Bennett Bailey of Oxford, MS and Dara Bennett of West Memphis, mother of his children.

Robert grew up in Earle, Arkansas, graduated high school there and attended Ole Miss before starting a long, successful career in the oil business, which had him working and making friends all over the world. He retired as Oil Field Exploration Consultant in 2013. Robert was very kind and had a big heart. He loved to laugh and hosted many crawfish boils (perfected during his time in Houma, LA) for family and friends over the years. He had many fascinating and sometimes harrowing stories of his travels to some of the most remote and wild places, as well as uber modern cities such as Dubai, ancient cities of Europe, Africa and more. He was frequently stationed on oil platforms in the oceans and seas all over the world.

The family wishes to thank the many people who assisted him as he struggled with ill health in recent years, the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Clinic, with special mention to Jackie Wallace, the staff at the Marion Branch of Premier Bank and special care giver, Maureen Nesbitt, who provided him with the tough love that he sometimes needed and his neighbors, Stan and Lynn Terry who looked out for him as he became increasingly dependent on others.

Roller Funeral Home has provided thoughtful and caring service to the family as well. Robert's body will be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date. Any update and notification will be posted on the Roller Funeral Home website.
The family encourages any memorial donations be made to the American Kidney Fund, St Jude Children's Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
201 North Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72303