In Loving Memory of Dale Bennett
On Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the age of 86, Dale Clell Bennett left this world peacefully surrounded by his family. Dale was a businessman, avid golfer, and most importantly a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His most notable business accomplishment was as owner of Chamberlin's Market and Cafe in Central Florida from 1974 to 1999.
In 2000 Dale was instrumental to my start-up of Natural Awakenings magazine when he often coached me on the content each month. He knew what our CFL readers wanted regarding natural products and therapies.
Even with all of his accomplishments in the professional world, the most important thing in Dale's life was his family. Dale is survived by his wife, Debra Bennett. He was a proud father to Pam Stockman (Bob), Sara Murdaugh (Jim), Kirk Bennett, Chad Bennett (Lisa), Erin Levental (Alex) and Tara Halaychick (Mike). Dale also had 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His favorite moments were holidays and birthdays spent with the family together.
In his final days, it was his faith that gave him peace. On his last day he said, "I know where I am going." Not one person who knows Dale would doubt where he is now. Dale lived his life guided by his faith as is evident in that every person who knew him often described him as the nicest man ever.
In remembrance of Dale Bennett's life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Florida Little Dog Rescue or the Mission Ministries of First Presbyterian Church of New Smyrna Beach.