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Gregory “Greg” Donald Bennett

Gregory “Greg” Donald Bennett (a.k.a. “The Satellite Guy”), 65, of Cabool, Missouri (formerly of Anaheim, California), passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2015, at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri, following a long, valiant battle with cancer. He was the loving husband, best friend, and soulmate of Mattie Woods.

Greg was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 28, 1949. He spent some time living with his grandparents in Rapid City, South Dakota, where his first job was as a cave guide in Wind Cave National Park. He loved to go caving. He excelled at basketball and track in high school and won many trophies. He learned to fix cars, build houses, and learned all about electricity from his father.

Greg served in the U.S. Army as a communications technician and loved every minute of it. He obtained an expert class amateur radio license. He was an excellent marksman but could not bring himself to hunt. He loved to watch the deer in the front yard and the foxes in the backyard. He had a special bond with animals. Whenever he would install a satellite dish, the cat or dog would always talk to him and follow him around, much to the amusement and surprise of the owner.

Greg worked at Fox Studios as a satellite engineer for over 23 years. He loved his job and was very good at it. He was a true jack-of-all-trades and a master of many. Greg loved to read and watch movies and even taught himself to speak and understand Russian. He was an active member of the Masonic Temple of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and of the American Legion Post in Houston, Missouri. Greg loved to bowl and enjoyed the companionship of his fellow bowlers. He would do anything for you if he could.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Gene Bennett and Joyce (Kight) Bennett, and his uncle, Clare Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Mattie; his son, Brian Bennett, and grandchildren, Angela and Michael Bennett; his beloved daughter, Lisa (Bennett) Morrow and husband Bryan Morrow and grandchildren Gabriel and Haley Morrow; his uncle, Donald Bennett; sister, Dawn Davis and husband Jeff Davis; and his brothers, Scott Bennett, Chris Bennett and Speed Bennett. He will be missed by his loving family in California, Jayson Shippy, wife Chiaki Shippy and granddaughters Mana and Mei, Juelene Close and John Murray, by all his friends at Fox Studios, and by all his friends in the Ozarks.

Per Greg’s wishes, there will be no service or funeral.

Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

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