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Junior L. Bentley

June 3, 1930 March 23, 2019
Junior L. Bentley
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Junior Lee Bentley, 88 of Westfield Twp., Ohio passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home, following a lengthy period of declining health.
He was born June 3, 1930 in Clearfield, KY to Quiller and Lacey (Wallace) Bentley.
He grew up in Morehead, KY, and at age 17 he moved to Cleveland where he began working at Alcoa.
He retired in 1992 following 45 years of service. During that period, he served with the U.S. Army in Korea.
He was a member of the Local District 54 Lodge 1297 of The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He held a Master Welders Certificate, and helped put the first space shuttle into outer space by assisting with the fabrication of its heat shields. He also built numerous aircraft parts for military fighter jets. He was a highly skilled welder, and a very creative and innovative individual, developing different styles of welding and fabricating, as well as teaching many people the trade of welding.
Junior enjoyed farming and gardening, and liked raising garlic and fruit trees.
He is survived by his wife Bernice Louise (nee Oliver), to whom he married on Aug. 24, 1951;
Daughter, Carol Rice of Lodi
Grandsons, Philip Lee and Thomas Rice
6 Siblings, Sanford, Elijah, and Ray (Sue) Bentley.
Stella Markwell, Hazel Coldiron, and Carol (Mitchell) Adams
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son William David, sister Joyce Faye Bentley, brother Ernest Bentley, and son-in-law Thomas P. Rice.
Private Funeral service will be held with interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be shared at .
Arrangements by Parker Funeral Home, Lodi (330-948-1122).

Cemetery Details


Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10175 Rawiga Rd.
Seville, OH 44273

10175 Rawiga Rd. Seville 44273 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude's Children's Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-1942

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