March 17, 1925 - February 16, 2020
Mr. Bennie Franklin Sullivan, age 94, a resident of Runyon Hills, Washington, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his home.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington conducted by Rev. Joseph Hall and Rev. David Young.
Mr. Sullivan was born in Goldsboro, N.C. on March 17, 1925. He was the son of the late Needham A. Sullivan and Sarah Lane Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed for many years as well as worked at Hamilton Beach and eventually retiring from Stanadyne. Mr. Sullivan was a member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church for over 40 years. He was also a member of the Pinetown Ruritan Club and the American Legion. In his spare time, Mr. Sullivan loved to fish.
In June of 1947, Mr. Sullivan married the former Mary Waters, who survives.
Surviving with his wife, Mary of the home; two daughters, Mary Jane Jones (Ray) of Chocowinity, Sharon Wilson (William) of Washington; three grandchildren, Bennie Ray Jones (Bonnie), William Jones (Tracey), Michael Spivey (Christie); three great grandchildren, James Jones, Arabella Spivey, Bethany Spivey; and one brother, Needham Sullivan, Jr.
In additon to his parents, Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Sullivan; four brothers, Glenn M. Sullivan, Marvin Sullivan, Johnny Sullivan, Troy Sullivan and two sisters, Estelle Taylor and Ruby Harris.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2020 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Pinetown Ruritan Club, c/o Myra Strickland, 553 Main Street, Pinetown, N.C. 27865 or Five Points Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Paul Boyd, 3099 Respess Road, Pinetown, N.C. 27865.
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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Sullivan family.