William R. Bentley
May 23, 1936 - January 3, 2021
William Ray Bentley, age 84, of Carlisle, Kentucky died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at The Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown, where he has resided for the last 2 years. Bill was born May 23, 1936 in Brush Creek Township in Adams County. He was preceded by parents, William R. Bentley and Lula (Taylor) and Guy B. Baker; one son, Wesley Bentley; two grandsons: Brian L Bentley and Andrew Bentley; one brother, Jerry W. Baker; three sisters: Dorothy Ruth Wood, Darlene Thornberry, and Wilma Jean Sharp and one nephew, Perry Baker.
Bill is survived by one son, William P. ( Tammy) Bentley of Columbus; two daughters: Shonnie (Silvano) Espinoza of Columbus and Cynthia (Mitch) Deming of Greenfield; eight brothers: Orville Baker of Hillsboro, Danny Baker of Wilmington, Lester “Frog” Taylor of Lynx, Robert (Betty) Bentley of Manchester, Tony Ray Bentley of Lynx, Arnold Ray Bentley of Lynx, Randy Allen Bentley of Lynx, and Ray Lavonne Bentley of Lynx; three sisters: Rosie (Larry) Young of West Union, Charlene (Jerry) Caplinger of Hillsboro and Daphine (Terry) Trenner of Byesville; nine grandchildren: Jeff Ervin, Wayne Ervin, Gena Espinoza, Abigail Bentley, Jennifer Diericks, Sharlee Murray, Tamara (Marcus) Wise, John David McCafferty and Kimberly Murphy; several great-grandchildren, many great-great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
He was very hard worker in every aspect of life. After serving our country for 27 years, during the Korean Conflict, he retired from the United States Marine Corp and the United States Air Force. After his military life he loved working on his farm in Carlisle, Kentucky and racing horses with his brother Orville. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Friday, January 8, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.
The public funeral is 2 PM Friday, January 8, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home. Rosie Young will officiate.
The public committal and military graveside services will be at East Liberty Cemetery, Tulip Road, Lynx, Ohio.
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