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Mr. Jim Bentley

May 27, 1932 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 84)
James E. "Jim" Bentley, 84, of Russellville, died went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice in Russellville. The son of Millard and Gypsy Nell Roberson Bentley, he was born May 27, 1932 in Russellville. He was 1950 graduate of Russellville High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arkansas Tech University.

Jim served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, as an aircraft bomb loader on an aircraft carrier. He worked as a quality control and production manager with Rockwell International and P.O.M for over 40 years, and as a painting contractor following his retirement.

He was a member and Past President of the Russellville Kiwanis Club and a member of the West Side Church of Christ. He enjoyed turkey hunting, fishing, golf and was an avid Razorback fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Elaine Shinn Bentley his parents; infant sister, Marie Bentley and a brother, Clarence Bentley.

Jim is survived by a daughter, Jamie Bates (Steve); a granddaughter, Hailey Bates, a
Sister, Ruby Meyer all of Russellville; a niece Carol Gilligan of Mentor, OH; two great nieces, Heather Gilligan of Houston, TX and Megan Tillman of Sagamore Hills, OH.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Humphrey hapel. Tim Tripp will officiate. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Military honors will be provided by the Rogers-Rye Post #2283 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Friday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Camp Caudle, 857 SR 164, Hector, AR 72843. Internet obituary and on-line
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Pallbearers will be Josh Harrell, Alan Todd, Doug Bailey, Rex Chambers, Shannon Walters and Scott Van Horn.

Cemetery Details

Rest Haven Memorial Park
2500 S Knoxville
Russellville, AR, 72802


MAY 5. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Funeral Service

MAY 6. 10:00 AM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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