Robert Allen Bennett died on September 29, 2018 after a very brief struggle with cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life at Levita Bible Fellowship, 4460 FM 930, Levita, at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 2. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 3, 6 -8 pm at Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Highway, Midland. The funeral will be at First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana, Midland at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, 4616 N. Big Spring St, Midland.Robert Allen Bennett was born on October 16, 1946 in Temple Texas, the oldest of four children born to the late Allen Robert Bennett and Vivian Belle Edds Bennett. He grew up in Gatesville Texas, attending public schools, playing multiple sports, attending First Baptist Church, participating in Boy Scouts where he attained Order of the Arrow. He graduated valedictorian in the class of ‘65 and lettered in football, baseball and track. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Emma Moorhead, on August 17, 1968. They had two children: Allen Robert and Amanda Clare. He is survived by his wife Mary Emma, son Allen and wife Melony, granddaughter Kaitlyn Tucker and husband Ben, granddaughter Madison Bennett, and Great Grandsons Beau and Hank Tucker, sisters Donna Neal, Barbara Hinton and husband Marks, Elizabeth Beard and dear friend Jim Bennett along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Contributions can be made to Levita Bible Fellowship, 4460 FM 930, Gatesville, TX 76528 or Boys and Girls Club, 2533 E Main St, Gatesville, TX 76528.