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