Mr. Hal Reese Wentz, age 61, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away Monday, October 4, 2021. He was born December 6, 1959 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Paul Henry Wentz and Mrs. Rosa Lee Reese Wentz. He worked as a land preserve manager for over 30 years. Mr. Wentz loved anything outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Joshua Cole of Newnan; his “honorary” son and his wife, Cole and Natalie Hudgens of Hoschton; his mother, Mrs. Rosa Lee Reese Wentz of Lithia Springs; his brothers and sister-in-law, Henry and Becky Wentz of McDonough and Marion Wentz of Lithia Springs; his grandchildren, Ira Cole and Harvey Cole of Newnan; nieces and nephews, Amy and Brian Nix, Todd and Jody Wentz and Brian and Marissa Wentz; and a number of great nieces and great nephews also survive.
Mr. Wentz will be cremated and his remains will be spread at some of his favorite places. The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville, Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00PM until 3:00PM followed by Memorial Service at 3:00PM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn, Douglasville with Pastor Todd Wentz officiating.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311
Hal was a GREAT person and an AMAZING Dad to Kara and the BEST Poppa to Ira and Harvey. He loved his Mom (aka Granny) and had a special bond with his brothers Henry and Marion and his nieces and nephews. He also had so MANY friends, he never met a stranger. He was one proud DAD and loved doing things with Kara as she grew up and helped her out with many school projects especially when drills and tools were needed! It was also fun watching Hal turn into a 6-year-old when he was with Ira and Harvey, he would get down on the floor with them and play, play, play…He so loved being with them. He also ended up with the perfect career that allowed him to always be out in nature, working on the farm and taking folks fishing and hunting. The farm was his HAPPY PLACE! I always told him he should have been born in the “Daniel Boone Era.” He enjoyed LIFE to the fullest. I have so MANY great memories of special times we shared, not to mention all the of Laugh-out-Loud moments. It just doesn’t seem real that he is gone from this earth. HE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY. WE know that he made his peace with God before he passed, as is no longer suffering. I know he is rejoicing with so many that have gone before him and now HE IS TRULY LIVING in the place that has been prepared for him. That gives me GREAT PEACE. We have shed tears for him on this earth, but we KNOW he is sitting with Jesus and so many others and I am sure Hal would tell us that: “I am GREAT….no more tears”
Hal was my brother’s best friend. When we moved to Tralee Dr they met, and being my older brothers best friend Hal was my first crush. Which you know never goes away. I had not seen Hal in years. My brother Danny’s 60th birthday party was a couple of years ago I was going and Hal was going, something happened and neither one of us got to go. I’m really sorry about that. Sorry I didn’t get to visit with him. Hal seemed to always be at our house, he was so much a part of our family. We’ll miss him so. My prayers are with us all. -Eller Brigger
Loved seeing pictures of animals he was caring for, he knew how much I loved animals, loved that smile, would make your day, we will be seeing you soon.
I went to High School with Hal. Very nice person. Class of 77 had so many great folks. RIP friend.
Our family will miss Hal more than I can possibly put into words. We are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of love and prayers form his many friends. I am comforted by God’s grace during this time and know that I’ll get to see him again as a promise from God. He was a genuine man who loved his family and friends unconditionally. His daughter, Kara, and his grandsons Harvey were the light of his life and they will miss him more than mere words can say. Blessings to his many friends far and wide. If Hal was counted as your friend, you had a friend indeed.
Everyone that knew Hal loved him…He will be missed…He was fun to be around…Prayers for this precious family
I went to high school with Hal. He was always so kind and funny. I pray that our Heavenly Father wraps each of you in His loving arms and comforts you. I’m very sorry for your loss. Linda Stroud Sewell Douglasville
Hal and I were friends for 53 years. When we were kids, we would play monopoly at night to break the bank. We would throw army men in our cereal, and laugh and laugh then get in trouble by his parents for being loud. And oh how he loved to pick up snakes while we were fishing. I hated them and he knew it, so he’d toss them in our boat just to see me jump out. He got me in trouble more times than I can count. Lol, if you asked him though, he would say it was the other way around. I considered him my best friend for life and spoke to him daily. Hal lived on his own terms and conditions. He was smart witted, honest and sincere. I am eternally thankful and grateful to have had him as part of my life. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family because I truly know how they feel. Rosa and Paul were my extended family. I loved my friend and will miss him every day. Life will never be the same. I know he is in Heaven walking on streets of gold. God bless his soul and may he rest in eternal peace.
Went to school with Hal, and always held him in high regard. Was nice to reunite on FB. Always loved his beautiful smile! Sad to learn of his passing. RIP my friend. Sending my prayers for the family.
Hal was such a nice man, Always polite and respectful and always had a smile. He will be missed.
Hal and I went to school from Elementary to High School. We were always good friends. Hal was one of the sweetest and funniest people I knew. We reconnected on Facebook a few years ago and we laughed talking about people we went to school with and his daughter and my daughters and our grandkids and how much joy they brought us. You will be missed my friend. RIP Hal Wentz 🙏🏼
Hal was one of the most unique men that I’ve ever met. Even though we didn’t see each other often, every visit was special. He was in love with life. Kara, I know there’s an empty hole in your heart. May it be filled with the wonderful memories that all of us who knew him treasure. Prayers. Leila
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