Guy William Bennett Jr., 63, a retired civilian official at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died Wednesday at Fairfax Hospital.
He had retired in 1971 as chief of the center's civilian personnel branch, a position he had held since the early part of 1946.
At his retirement, Mr. Bennett was awarded the Walter Reed Medallion. He was the fourth civilian employee to receive the high honor.
Burn in Springfield, Mo., he came to this area as a child. He attended American University.
Mr. Bennett Joined the Farm Securities Administration of the Agriculture Department in 1935. He transferred to the War Production Board in 1941.
He enlisted in the Army in 1943, saw service in Africa, and in 1945 was commissioned after attending Office Candidate School at Carlisle Barracks, pa.
Mr. Bennett then was assigned to duty as an education counselor at Walter Reed. In the early part of 1946, he became chilf of civilian personnel while still on active military duty. He continued in that position as a civilian after his discharge from military duty in August, 1946.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae, a son, Guy W. III, and a daughter, Jennifer A., all of the home in Fairfax; another son, Paul D., of Laurel; another daughter, Peggi N. Robinson, of Oakton, Va.; his mother, Nota L. Bennett, of Washington; a brother, Sheldon, of Greenbelt, and three grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale.