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Gilbert Bentley, age 83, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, January 11, 2017 at Swanton Valley Care Center. He was born November 14, 1933 in Pike County, Kentucky to Hack and Flora Mae (Sweeney) Bentley. Gilbert loved rabbit hunting with beagles and fishing.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Delmer Bentley, Elmer (Janice) Bentley, Austin (Lynn) Bentley, Pam Walbolt, Pat (Duane) DeLeon, Rachael Bentley and Gilbert Bentley, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy Ann Price; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry Edward Bentley, grandsons, Elmer Bentley, Jr. and Gary Allen Walbolt; brothers, Bill Bentley, Tommy Kent; and sisters, Ruby Stout and Lola Bentley.
Family and friends may visit Monday, January 16th from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor David Rison officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkcliffe Alzheimer's Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Ln., Toledo, OH 43615.
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Visitation: Monday, January 16th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Service: Monday, January 16 at 1:00 pm in the Funeral Home
Interment: Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta
Pam and Pattie sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, been many years but have never forgotten you all. May he rest in Heaven now. Prayers to you all
Janet Smallwood Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM
Pam & Pat Sorry to hear of Gilbert's passing. Sending my deepest condolences.
Lois Childress Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM
I could not have asked for a better big brother. I know you are free at last from the ravages of physical and mental pain. But myself and the many others that love you will never be free from missing you. Your trip to heaven has left me a very lonely woman. Tell mom and dad and all the others hello and embrace the love of Jesus my brother.
Patsy Price Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM