A lot of people knew and loved Ted Bennett. Most didn’t know that he had a very rare disease that only attacks One in a Million people worldwide. No one knew because Ted Bennett never used its debilitating effects as a crutch or complained about it. He worked hard his whole life and tried to help everyone he could.
With heart broken sadness we tell you that Theo Lee "Ted" Bennett has passed away unexpectedly at his home in Omega Bay, a suburb of Texas City, Texas. He was only 51 years old. Son of the late Ralph Bennett, Ted is survived by his Mother, Mrs. Shirley Ann Bennett, Todd & Lisa Bennett and Beth & Phil Brooks all residents of Chillicothe Ohio where Ted was born and raised. Brother Tom and Lynis Bennett live in Biloxi, MS. Ted loved his nieces Georgia, Parisa and Julie and his nephews Josh and Jeremy.
Ted was a graduate of Ball High and has lived in the Galveston area for the past 34 years. Ted's impact on the lives of others is profound. His success at forging a life in Galveston with nothing but grit and determination paved the way for many who followed him from Ohio to prosper in Texas as well. He was a counselor to his friends and a surrogate parent to many young people. He was a man of dignity and humor. He traveled all over the world. He was an expert fisherman, physical fitness fanatic and environmentalist. He loved art. He was a twentieth century renaissance man.
Ted owned Pablo Blue Window Tinting in Webster Texas for the past 25 years and took great pride in making every person’s windows look perfect whether it was a Ferrari or a Toyota. Window tinting was his Art and word of mouth was his only advertising. Before he started his business Ted was a Restaurant and Bar Manager at the San Luis Hotel, a property that he loved and still visited. He and his brother also worked at Gaido’s Restaurant, a great place where he developed life-long friendships with some of the best cooks, servers and managers in the country.
A Memorial will be held Thursday, September 17th, 2015 from 5-8 pm at J Levy and Termini Funeral Home 2128 Broadway in Galveston, Texas. A second Memorial will be held Saturday, September 19th, 2015 in Chillicothe, Ohio at Ware Funeral Home.
Please try to be tolerant and kind to people who are different than you. A kind word and smile go so far. Cruel comments and meanness can hurt so much. Love People & Peace to you.