UNION — Rev. Jesse Bentley, 90, husband of Faye Montgomery Bentley, 3527 Jonesville Lockhart Highway, Union, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home.
Rev. Bentley was born in the Bentley Town area of Union County, SC April 10, 1923, a son of the late William Bentley and Maggie Farr Bentley. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and a 1949 graduate of Wofford College. Rev. Bentley was also a graduate of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was employed with Milliken & Co prior to entering the ministry. Rev. Bentley served for 25 years at Jennies Branch Baptist Church in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. After his retirement, Rev. Bentley served as Interim Pastor for several churches in Union County. He was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sunday School, the Joy Club and was an original member of the Male Chorus. Rev. Bentley was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps having served in World War II. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Alicia Bentley of Sunset Beach, NC and Alexia Cribb and husband Col. Retired David Cribb of LaVernia, TX; five grandchildren, 1st Lt. Adam Cribb of Tuscan, AZ, Andrew Cribb, Katie Cribb both of LaVernia, TX, Lillian Bentley and Abigail Bentley both of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; two sisters, Janie Bentley and Betty Webber, both of Union and many special nieces and nephews. Rev.
Bentley was predeceased by a son, Jesse Monte Bentley, three sisters, Kathleen Hutching, Mildred McSwain and Frances Bentley; and a brother, W.F Bentley.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Dennis Spencer. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors.
The Deacons of Philippi Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers. Employees and staff of Medi Home Hospice are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Philippi Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 3527 Jonesville Lockhart Highway, Union.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home