Local firefighter and veteran laid to rest

Fayette County

DANESE, WV (WVNS) – A long-time local firefighter and emergency dispatcher was laid to rest on April 30, 2019.  Charles “Chuck” Bennett passed away on April 23.

According to the Chief of the Danese Volunteer Fire Department, Bennett served for 21 years as a member of the department. Additionally, he served for nearly two decades as a dispatcher for Fayette County 911.  Bennett was also a U.S. Army Veteran.

Firefighters honored Bennett with a special ceremony on Tuesday.  A flag was raised between two fire trucks on Stanaford Road in Danese.  Local firefighters held a procession of lights which passed under the flag.

Bennett was 52-years-old when he passed away.  A funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Rainelle.

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