James “Bud” Bennett Jr. age 88 years, of Ely, Nevada passed away November 28, 2014 in Ely.  He was born May 23, 1926 in Colorado to James Bennett and Eva Morgan Bennett.

Bud served in the United States Navy and was an active member of the James Jewel Post 3547.  He had many occupations throughout his life, Bud was a truck driver for Amerigas, he was the owner of Bennett Sporting Goods in Henderson, NV and Ely Bills in Ely.  Bud also worked at a flower shop in Palo Alto, California and was a co-owner of The Flower Basket with Gene Vaught for a few years. He was a bartender for several places in Ely.  Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.  He leaves behind his two dogs Jr. and Susie.

Bud is survived by his great nephew, Michael Whitmore of Melbourne, Australia and longtime friend, Maureen Vaught and her family of Ely.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Anna Florine Bennett and sister Clair Covill.

At Bud’s request there will be no memorial services held, but Military Honors will be held at a later date.