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Wilbur D. Bentley
(October 17, 1922 - November 16, 2011)

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Wilbur D. Bentley

U.S. Veteran

Wilbur Bentley, 89 of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday November 16, 2011. He was born October 17, 1922 in Hugo, Oklahoma to William and Grace Bentley.

Wilbur was a twin and his sister, Wilma (Boots) Nelson died in 1962 at the age 40. His parents, sisters and a son, John Bentley, preceded him in death.

Wilbur was retired from Red River Army Depot, was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during WW II.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth Bentley of Texarkana; one daughter, Janet Bentley of Magnolia, Texas; five grandchildren, Lori Wright of Houston, Texas, Sarah Buchanan of Magnolia, Texas, Travis Buchanan of Livingston, Texas, Elizabeth Taylor of Deer Park, Texas and Erin Bentley of Eagan, Minnesota; seven great grandchildren, Ashley Wright, Taylor Wright, Alexis Wright, Christian Sheffield, Easton Thomas Murphy, Emmie Taylor and Cheryl Flores; nieces and nephews, Judy Nelson Mossier, Debbie Nelson, Garlon (Bubba) Nelson, Shelby Jackson, Angela Beaty, Marzee Hughes, Joe Beaty Jr. and Edward Jones.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Myers officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Friday evening at Chapelwood Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to the Highland Park Baptist Church, 2401 Hazel Street, Texarkana, TX 75501


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