Robert Jefferson Bennington, age 78, of Wytheville, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was the son of the late Earl H. & Lottie Wilcher Bennington. Robert was a Veteran of the United States Army and retired from Volvo. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandra Whitaker Bennington of Wytheville; daughter & son-in-law, Melissa & George Vipperman of Marion; son & daughter-in-law, Chris & Reba Bennington of Narrows; grandchildren, Zachary Vipperman, Matthew Vipperman, Caden Bennington, Landon Bennington; sisters & brother-in-law, Uvon & Wayne McDaniel of Madison Heights, VA, Ginger Rowsey of Radford; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. A graveside service will be private and at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.