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Jay Royce Bennett

September 4, 1955 — February 21, 2024

Jay Royce Bennett
Jay Royce Bennett, 68, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2024, in Port Arthur, Texas.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, on September 4th, 1955, to Ross Bennett and Millie Bennett, Jay's life was one filled with adventure, passion, and a deep connection to the water that surrounded him.
Throughout his life, Jay found joy in simple pleasures such as fishing, traveling to new places, and spending quality time with friends. His love for the sea extended beyond leisure; he was an active member of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and took great pride in caring for his beloved boat.
Jay was a man who lived life to the fullest, embracing every moment with a contagious enthusiasm that touched all those around him. His warm personality and unwavering dedication will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Millie Bennett.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen Beard and husband Anthony, and Jennifer Bennett; his grandchildren; Hadlee Beard, Harper Beard, and Blaire Beard; his brother, Ross Bennett and wife Sharon; and his best friend, Tom Natho.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) at

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home.
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