William E "Bill" Wentworth Jr. passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born on September 19, 1926 in Tampa, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents William ET Wentworth and Myrtle Frost, and sisters Kay Wentworth and Jane Rountree. He graduated high school in Tampa, Florida and attended The University of Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Rountree Wentworth, sister Nellie Pitzer, brother-in-law Don Rountree, sisters-in-law Jewell Thomas, Esther (Bob) Day, Chloe Roundtree. Nieces Patricia (Terry) Lindsey, Susan (Tom) Haines, Darlene (Lindsey) Holzapple, Renee (Rob) Waggener, Robin (Jack) Nohejl, Kay (K) Edwards. Nephews Don "Skip" (Sylvia) Rountree, Jason Thomas, Jhett Thomas, Clint (Chelsi) Blankenship, Bryan (Michele) Roundtree, Kevin (Susie) Smith, Bob Grayson. Great-nieces and nephews, Teresa (Tony) Ruccione, Trisha (Roger) Henshaw, Angela Rountree, Travis (Elisa) Lindsey, Elaina (Jim) Fischer, Nikki (James) Thompson, Robyn (Eric) Deveau and many great-great nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Jewell, Esther and Bob for the loving care they provided during his failing health and to "heavy lifter" Jason Thomas and Samantha Tillman. The prayers, thoughts and food from all are very much appreciated. Bill was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed.

The family will have a private memorial in Bill's memory in accordance with his wishes. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to .

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2014