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Roy G. Bentley

HEATH: A funeral service for Roy G. Bentley, age 79, of Heath, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastors Tom and Carol Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Mr. Bentley passed from this life on Monday, November 07, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 3, 1932 in Neon, Kentucky to the late Susan Bentley.

Roy was a Korean War veteran who served in the United States Army. He attended Rocky Fork First Church of God. He was also a charter member of Heath Lodge #771 F & AM and Past Patron of Eagon Chapter #123 OES. He is survived by a son, Roy Bentley of Dubuque, Iowa; two daughters, Suzanne Griffin of Heath and Stephanie Bentley of Newark; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his mother; he was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie D. (Potter) Bentley on April 22, 2011.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, at the funeral home, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath, where Masonic and Order of Eastern Star Services will be observed at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

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Published in Advocate on Nov. 9, 2011.
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November 13, 2011
73, WD8RBB From Beautiful Downtown Heath, Ohio.
Greg Moore
November 12, 2011
For papaw, a veteran interred on veteran's day:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Adrienne Suhail
November 11, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Thinking of you Stephanie.
Dave and Steohanie Spencer
November 11, 2011
I was blessed to have known Roy we had many enjoyable conversations while I massaged his hands in the Oncology department. May God Bless your family at this difficult time. Heaven has welcomed an Angel!
Kathy Lymas
November 11, 2011
Dear Susan, Stephanie and Roy...We're so sorry to hear the sad news of your Dad's passing. He was such a wonderful friend and neighbor. I cannot count the number of times he and your Mom were there for me whenever I needed someone. I know God has a special place for them in Heaven. May God bless you and your families and give you peace and comfort at this time. Love Betty & Max
Betty Marston
November 10, 2011
Roy G. Bentley is the father of my favorite poet in America, Roy Bentley,whom I've published many times.
Jennifer Bosveld, Pudding House Pubs.
Columbus Ohio.
November 10, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Roy in the Dc & Lo Frequency area at the NAFB. Roy was a great leader and Friend.
Jody Gettys
November 9, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Getting to know Roy over the years at our onocology unit was a pleasure. He never complained and enjoyed living. He spoke of Nettie and his wonderful children saying that he was always blessed. I know he enjoyed life. May he rest peacefully now.
Linda Minot
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