Called home to the Lord on his birthday, September 23, 2021 at age 78. Beloved husband of Gussie for 60 years. Loving dad of Thomas (Rhonda) Bennett, Glenda (LeRoy) Bennett, Denise Bennett, Donnie Bennett, Morris “Moe” Bennett, Sr. and Tiffany (Bobby) Bennett-Johnikin. Proud grandfather of Adrian, T.J., Nikki, Constance, Gussie, Brittany, Sierra, Tony, Timothy, Lil John (Joevena), Ashley (Antonio, Sr.), Donnie Jr., Shay, Brittany, Shanica, Jessica, Moreen, Morris, Jr., Morris III, Morrisa, Morressa, Kimora, Jacobi, 44 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Dear brother of Evalena Bennett, Florina Williams, Lorene Knowles, and Darlene Knowles, one special sister-in-law, Martha (Sam) Finnie, one brother-in-law, Arthur Gillylen of Amory, MS, and one favorite nephew, Willis Williams of Amory, MS. He will be missed by many other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, Christina Knowles and Joe Bennett; his brothers, Willis Ward Knowles “Pete,” Freddy Knowles and William A. Knowles and grandson, Bennie Bennett.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, October 15, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Additional Visitation at Zion Rock Missionary Church, 10230 West Fond du lac Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Service at 11:35 AM. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park.
John retired from the City of Milwaukee after 32 years. He also was an employee of Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital for 29 years, 7 months, and 11 days.