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Ralph Edward Bentley

January 17, 1943 — June 7, 2020

Ralph Edward Bentley

Mr. Ralph Edward Bentley, 77, of Box Springs, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, June 12, 2020, at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Allen Veal, Rodney Stevenson, William Stevenson, Keith Stevenson, Miguel Figueroa, John Hamby, Robert Miller, Bert Veal, and Perry Snider. Friends are welcome to attend the service but must follow social distancing guidelines.

Mr. Bentley was born January 17, 1943, in Wise, VA, to Harley Coy and Hazel Wells Bentley. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mr. Bentley was in the United States Army as well as the Army Reserves. He was a Nationally Registered Paramedic and was retired from Ft. Benning after many years of service. Mr. Bentley loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, reading and animals, especially his dogs, Rocky, Charlie, Hopper, and Bogey. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Denise “Tina” Bentley, by brothers, Bruce Bentley, Robert Bentley, and Donnie Elzey, and by a sister Harlene Riddle.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Veal Bentley of Box Springs, GA; by a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Robert Miller of Upatoi, GA; two granddaughters, Tasha and Miguel Figueroa and Jenna and Jon Hamby and by three great-grandsons, Peyton Morrison, Ryder Morrison, and Landon Hamby; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter. 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400. McLean, VA 22102, or Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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