Gerald Lanard Bentley
February 07, 1951 – August 21, 2020
Obituary for Gerald Lanard Bentley
Mr. Gerald Lanard Bentley, age 69, of Winston, Georgia passed away Friday, August 21, 2020. He was born February 7, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Ray Lanard Bentley and the late Rebecca Louella Scoggins Bentley. Mr. Bentley was a veteran of the United States Army, 18th Airborne, having proudly served as a paratrooper and intelligence officer in the Vietnam War and was awarded both the Purple Heart and Bronze Star and honorably discharged with final rank of SGT. He attended Georgia Tech and worked as an engineer for General Motors Corp. for many years. Mr. Bentley enjoyed skydiving, scuba diving and sailing.
Mr. Bentley is preceded in death by his son, James “Jimmy” Bentley and his brother, Robbie Bentley.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Heather Bentley of Dallas, Georgia, Rodney and April Bentley of Dallas, Georgia and Michael and Erin Bentley of Winston, Georgia; his sisters and brother-in-law, Debra and Jim Clecker and Jill Bentley, and his brother, Rickey Bentley, all of Temple; 9 grandchildren; ex-wives, Vivian Jones, of Dallas and Lynn Bentley of Villa Rica; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
According to his wishes, Mr. Bentley will be cremated. The family will celebrate his life privately.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694
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