Thomas Lentz Sr. (1922 - 2014)

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Thomas Keister Lentz, Sr.

Myrtle Beach, SC - Thomas Keister Lentz, Sr., 92, went home to his Lord Monday, August 11, 2014.

Tom was born June 26, 1922, in Charlotte, NC, son of the late Adolphus Eugene Lentz, Sr. and Kathleen Keister Lentz. He graduated Central High School in Charlotte and afterward served his country in WW II. Tom married Mary "Ann" Anarah James on November 13, 1949. They were happily married for 55 years and in 1972, moved his family from Asheville, NC to Myrtle Beach. They were members of First United Methodist Church. He joined AFLAC Insurance Company in 1973, and was one of their top sales agents in South Carolina for most of his career.

Tom was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann; and his eldest brother, Adolphus Lentz, Jr.

He is survived by his loving brother, Joseph Eugene Lentz, Sr. and wife, Loretta, of Charlotte; his children, Thomas K Lentz, Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Wake Forest, NC, Cathy Travaglini and husband, Joe, of Charlotte, and John G. Lentz of Myrtle Beach. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Nicholas Travaglini and Kristen, Courtney, and Easton Lentz; great-grandchildren Jasmine, John, and Natalie.

The family will receive friends Thursday August 14, 2014 at McMillan-Small funeral home from 4 until 6 PM. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, August 15, 2014 at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Brittain officiating.

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McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
906 67th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7506
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 13, 2014
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