He was born Dec. 4, 1931 in Greensville County, Va, son of the late Atwell and Florence Bennett.
Shirmon was a retired logger and was a resident of Carolina Rest Home.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Bennett; sister, Catherine McAdams, brother, Wilson Bennett.
Surviving are his son, Dennis Keith Bennett (Teresa), of Roanoke Rapids; daughters, Tammie Cooke (Mike), of Portsmouth,Va, Kim Edwards (Glenn), of Roanoke Rapids; sister, Jean Powell, of Richmond, Va; brother, Alton Bennett, of Skippers, Va; special friend, Annetta Casper, of Roanoke Rapids; 7 grandchildren,;5 great grandchildren.
A graveside service with Military honors will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia, Va, with Dr. Dennis W. Gregory Sr. officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, May 16, 2018, at Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30.