George L. Bennett entered eternal rest on May 4, 2022. The eldest of six children, he was born to the late George W. and Bernice L. Bennett on April 9, 1943.
George received his formal education in the District of Columbia and graduated from Spingarn High School.
After a courtship, he married Sarah A. Crosson on September 19, 1964. He and Sarah enjoyed fifty-seven wonderful years of marriage. From that union, three children were born: George, Sandra, and Robert.
George was a kind, warm, and gentle man who loved to travel to Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Treasure Island, Florida, where he golfed and enjoyed time with his family. He taught golf classes in the First Tee program to children and seniors at Enterprise Golf Course for Park and Planning in Maryland. He also caddied for many years at the Golf Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. George also played on the National Institute of Health golf team for many years.
As a young man growing up, his love and appreciation for the sport of golf made him eligible to play in several tournaments and for years, he and his buddies played golf in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, until his health declined. On October 14, 1993, he earned his diploma for completing the Goldsmith Training School of Golf Club Making and Club Repair in Austin, Texas.
With his work ethic, George worked for Giant Foods for many years. He also worked in the printing department at the National Institute of Health, where he held various positions in printing, ultimately retiring as Section Chief of the Printing Department after thirty-nine years of civil service.
George was an upstanding member of The First Baptist Church of Glenarden for over four decades, where he enjoyed singing and being a faithful member of the Male Chorus.
George was preceded in death by two brothers: Bernard and John, and two sisters: Gennell and Johnsie.
A devoted husband and loving father to his family, George enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife, Sarah A. Bennett; two sons: George Bennett and Robert Bennett (Miranda); one daughter: Sandra Figgs (Earl); eight grandchildren: Keionia, Christopher, Dominick, Alex, Alexia, Brandon, Apryle, and Robert; two sisters: Carol Chancellor and Donna Bennett; three sisters-in-law: Lorrain and Alice Crosson, and Alma Price; two brothers-in-law: James A. Crosson, Jr., and A.G. Chancellor; seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives, friends, and loved ones.