Rome Benedict

This page is dedicated to the memory of Rome Benedict.

We’d love to have more pictures and stories of Rome!  Does anyone have one of Rome and his Plymouth Road Runner Superbird?

WFLI Johnny Eagle, a fan, Magic, Rome Benedict August 1979

Johnny Eagle (l), a fan, Magik Marilyn, and Rome Benedict (r)

WFLI Rome Benedict n Magic Marilyn at promotional appearance

WFLI Magic Marilyn 60 feet up_March 1980

Magic Marilyn (above in the van in a crane hundreds of feet above the ground) –  “Rome Benedict had a way of persuading me to do his crazy promos. I think he had the thought “nobody but Magic is wild enough to do this!”, and I guess he was usually right!”


Obituary for Dot Benedict

Dorothy Benedict

Hamilton County

Dorothy Ann McDermott Benedict passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, just four months short of her 87th birthday.”Dot Baby” as she was known to her family and many friends passed away at the home of her son, Rome D. Benedict III in Woodbury, Tenn., from complications from several surgeries.Dot was a stay-at-home mom for many years, but joined Sams Club as a Demo Lady in 1992, where she worked until her health began to fail in 2010. She was a beloved fixture at Sams for many years, and considered her co-workers there her second family.Dot was married to Rome Benedict, Jr. for over 50 years. Rome passed away in 1993, just shortly after they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.Dot is survived by her five children, Gail Benedict, Colleen Adams, Rome D. Benedict III, Bob Benedict and Pegeen Benedict; two Daughters-in-Law (Lisa Benedict and Robin Benedict); four grandchildren (Keely Geragi ONeill, Johnny Pennell, Reagan Benedict, and Jimmy Benedict); two great-grandchildren, Michael Geragi and Christian ONeill; and many devoted friends.The service will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at the Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.The Viewing will be held from 11-1 p.m; followed by the Service at 1 p.m. She will be interred immediately following the Service at the Brainerd United Methodist Church Cemetery.Send condolences at are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated.


One response to “Rome Benedict

  1. Connie Martin

    I do have picture of him and the car…

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