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Bennie Lee "Jack" Gathings

June 15, 1927 — October 26, 2021

Bennie Lee "Jack" Gathings

Bennie Lee “Jack” Gathings, 94, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Abilene.  Funeral services will be held Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Gooseneck Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.


Bennie was born June 15, 1927 in Olney to the late Pearlene (Pinkston) and William Melton Gathings.  He was veteran of the United States Army.  He was well known as “The Oldest Bouncer in America” at 83 and loved by many.  He was a big domino player up until he passed.


Survivors include: son, Bennie Lee “Jack” Gathings, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and Tod Gathings of Granbury; brother, J.O. Gathings of Richland Hills; 5 grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by daughter, LaDonna Ann Gathings, sisters, Martha Elliott and Maudine Knight and brother, Charles Gathings and grandson, Bengy Holloway.

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