Welcome to the memorial page for

James "Rocky" A. Bennett

September 17, 1952 ~ October 13, 2019 (age 67)

James A. “Rocky” Bennett, age 67, of Millstadt, IL, born on September 17, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Rocky was a graduate of Assumption Catholic High School.  After graduating high school, he went to SIUE and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  He worked as a corporate analyst at Armstrong Energy before retiring.  Rocky was the lead singer of the Cruzin 66 Band.  He loved reading, music, and The Beatles, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.

Rocky was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Nora K. Bennett, nee Chochorowski; two sisters, Lori Bennett and Madonna Bennett; his nephew, David Bennett; and his brother-in-law, Michael Cody.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa M. Bennett, nee Lewellen; his children, Sam (Alex) Bennett of Glen Carbon, IL, Maggie Bennett (Olly) of Elk Grove, CA and Kate Bennett of Clayton, MO; his grandsons, Andrew and Daniel; his siblings, Mary Cody of St. Louis, MO, Stan (Chris) Bennett of Belleville, IL and Michael Bennett of Troy, IL.  Rocky is also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins and many friends.

Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

A funeral procession will leave Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights at 9:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, 301 North Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Siteman Cancer Center
CB1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis MO 63105

 Service Information

October 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
October 19, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Luke Roman Catholic Church
301 N. Church Street
Belleville, IL 62220

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