A Memorial Service for Longtime Lamar resident, Robert Burton Bentley was held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church Officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Per Robert’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.
Robert was born on March 17, 1931 at Greasy Creek, Kentucky to Willie D. and Martha (Damron) Bentley and passed away on December 23, 2010 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar at the age of 79.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Liz and Alma and two brothers; Jim and Orbin.
Robert is survived by his wife; June Bentley of the family home in Lamar, children; Debora (Evan) Smith of Lamar, Robert Reno Bentley of Lamar and Dena (Brian) Long of Lamar, grandchildren; Christopher (Liz) Allen of Cheyenne Wells, Shelley Allen and Mandy Ferguson of Colorado Springs,Tara (Jay) Stum of Towner and Tory Hudlow of Columbia, Missouri. He is also survived by his nine great-grandchildren, sisters; Nona (George) Penrod of Rocky Ford, Norma (Arnold) Sneller of Lamar, Gail (Tom) Idler of Liberal, Kansas and June (Aubrey) Martin of Lamar, brothers; Mac (Hatti) Bentley of Springport, Missouri and Ken (Janice) Bentley of Lamar. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survive.
|To the family of Bob Bently|
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Bob Bently. He was such a fun person and friendly. I loved to hear him play his banjo and visit with him. He will be greatly missed by your family and lots of the rest of us. God bless you all. Garry and Linda Longworth, Lamar
|For the Burton Bentley family...... We are sorry for your loss. I know it is rough losing such a special brother. He always had a smile. We shall miss him being in KY to visit. May the Lord help you through the days ahead. Love Gene, Connie and family|
|Aubrey and June... Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss.|
From Tommy and Delynn Howe Ft. Worth, TX
|Norma,Loretta and June, I am sorry for the passing of your brother Robert. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Jensen |
Aubry and June Martin - Sorry to hear about your loved one. You are in our prayers --
Always, Kay & Bill Powell
|for Robert Bentley|
All our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time
Darren and Loretta Glover
for burton bentley family...our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tine....
from glen and patsy(coleman) hall family
for burton bentley family... our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time....
tom & cheryl bowling
|ROBERT BURTON BENTLEY FAMILY....OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME...FROM LARRY & KATHY COLEMAN DORTON, KY|
To the family of Robert Bentley: Where to start, first of all, I am so sadden to hear of Bob's passing. His humor and friendship to our father(John King) In his time of need was overwhelming. I asked Bob once how do you this day after day, set with dad while he is ill and act as nothing is wrong? I watch so many come through the door, and treat him differently because he is ill, He told me so what if he's sick, he's still John, that will never change, so why should the way I talk to him change?, it doesn't change that he's my friend,I'll talk to him as I always have. and always will, cause thats what a true friend does. I knew that day what a great man Bob was and how devoted of a friend also. I never met Bob when he didn't have a "story" to tell me, or a quick joke to make you smile. My neices and nephews talk of the little jokes that he pulled on them, with smiles and emberrassment, and fond memories. He will be missed by so as he has touched so many lives. I wish that words could express how important Bob and June were to many parents, but those words wouldn't ever be enough, as there are none that could be as expressed all of the love they showed in their actions throughout the years. I know nothing will help with the sorrow you are feeling at this time June, and I am so sorry for that, but know that this time, Dad is there for Bob, as Bob was always there for him, and I am sure they are already together again, sharing memories and jokes, and loving one another in the unique way that only they could. The many hours of horshoeing, playing pool and fishing, I often used to wonder just how much they got done, between talking. There friendship was one that would last an eternity, and now they will be toge
Susan King Smith