Carrol Lee “C.L.” Bentley

November 21st, 2016

Carrol Lee "C.L." Bentley 1945 - 2016

Carrol Lee "C.L." Bentley
1945 - 2016

Carrol Lee Bentley, 71, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Hillside Christian Church Chapel, West Campus, 6100 S. Soncy Road with Brad Bentley and Mike Nuthman officiating. Burial will follow in Panhandle Cemetery in Panhandle. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Carrol “C.L.” Bentley was born May 17, 1945 in Amarillo to Helen and B.K. Bentley. C.L. grew up in Panhandle, Texas, where he graduated from Panhandle High School in 1963. He attended West Texas State University on a football scholarship.

He married Marilyn Rogers of Panhandle on Jan. 30, 1965 and enjoyed 52 years of marriage. C.L. farmed and ranched west of Panhandle until 1988. He founded Bentley’s Auction Service in 1979.

C.L. enjoyed spending time working at the Auction business in both Amarillo and Albuquerque. He was also a very active part of his six grand-joys lives.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; four sons, Neil and wife Dawn, Bradley and wife Deedra, Cory and wife Jaime, all of Amarillo, and Jeffrey of Albuquerque, N.M.; and six grand-joys, Lauren, Barek, Paige, Taylor, Brandon and Brooklyn; three siblings, Gene Bentley and wife Gabina of Anna, Texas, Bennita Skidmore and husband Bob of Miami, Texas and Ben Bentley and wife Pam of Canyon, Texas along with many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Khiva Shrine Children’s Travel Fund, 305 SE 5th Ave, Amarillo TX 79101.