SIKESTON - Bill Lee Bentley, 72, formerly of Chaffee, died Oct. 7, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, where he spent his last years and was loved dearly. A special thank you because he loved them dearly.
Born June 8, 1934, at Scott City, to Ardello William and Lucille Maude Riehn Bentley, he worked as a maintenance man for Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Bentley's love for music included involvement in gospel groups with his family, The Soul Crusaders and at the churches he attended. He was an avid guitar player, singer and songwriter. Bentley loved arrowhead hunting.
Survivors include: a brother, Gary Wayne (Rheta) Bentley of Chaffee; five sisters, Jean Hanlon of St. Charles, Jackie (Pete) Mansker of St. Louis, Mable Helt of Cairo, Ill., LaWanda (Tooter) Talley of Dexter, Bonnie Sadler of Sikeston; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, friends, cousins and close friends at Chaffee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardello and Lucille Bentley; three brothers, Danny Bentley, Bob Bentley and Glenn Bentley; and his grandparents.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. The Rev. David Craig of the Power House of God in Sikeston officiated.
Burial followed at the Union Park Cemetery in Chaffee.
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may be made to:
c/o Gary Bentley
Chaffee, MO 63740