Michael Dwight Bennett, 38, of Goshen, Virginia passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021, in Goshen, Virginia when an automobile accident took the lives of Michael, his girlfriend, Samantha “Sammy” Day, 28 and his son, Dakota Nathaniel Bennett, age 6.

He was born May 21, 1983 in Low Moor, Virginia, the son of the Eddie Dwight Bennett and Elizabeth Marie Ailstock.

Michael worked as a laborer with Alleghany Asphalt. Previously worked as a plumber for Gene King.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to paint pictures with acrylics and colored pencils. He was a craftsman who enjoyed working with wood. He was a loving son, brother, and father.

He is survived by his father, Eddie Dwight Bennett of Marlinton, West Virginia; his mother, Elizabeth Marie Ailstock of Natural Wells, Virginia; a daughter, Chloe Bennett of Goshen, Virginia; three brothers, David Bennett & wife Amber of Texas, Christopher Bennett of Oakwood, Virginia, Eddie Bennett, Jr. & wife Danielle of Danville, Virginia; three sisters, Arieanna McDorman of Lynchburg, Virginia, Cassandra McDorman of Richwood, West Virginia, Victoria McDorman of Covington, Virginia.

In addition to his girlfriend and son, he was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Bennett who passed away in 1996.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2021, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Zach Royer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to help with the funeral expenses. Mail checks payable to McLaughlin & Young Funeral, P.O. Box 1112, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or call 540-839-2961 to pay with a credit card.



  1. May God bless you all.

  2. I have Alot of precious memories of this tough guy! We had Alot of great days years ago hunting,camping,4 wheelers.He was even a great Ebenezer Scrooge in Christmas play.My heart is so broken!!Prayers for his family and friends! ❤️Doug Cc ix

  3. Wow very sad in reading this today,Ive known this guy and his family for many years but hadnt seen any of the boys since they were young, Hate that Libby is going through so much I remember Michael as the talkative one, he always had funny things to say and stayed close to Mom. He was a good boy then, I am sure he was a wonderful loving father and Husband. Very sorry for this loss Rest in Peace Michael

  4. So sorry for the loss of this precious soul. Michael has been through a lot in his short life and for it to end like this is very sad. Rest in peace Michael.

  5. Prayers for family and friends

  6. My son, Ben told me today about the tragedies of August, 2021. Ben loved Michael as a brother. He can’t believe Michael is really gone. Our prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased. Ben sends his love and prayers.

    Only God can help in a time like this.
    Vicki and John Desmond and family


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