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Gene A. Bentley
1936 - 2021

Gene A. Bentley, 85, passed from this life on Aug. 18, 2021 in Anna, Texas.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Panhandle Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Jerry Lane, officiating.

Gene was born July 25, 1936 in Borger – the first child of Helen Slater and Bennie K. Bentley. He is joining his parents, his past wife of 43 years, Helen R. Bentley, his brother C.L. Bentley, and his grandsons Michael R. Bentley and Dane Thomas, in life ever after.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gabina Bentley; son, Timothy Bentley; daughters, Penny Zhine, Teri Loftis and Sheri Boekhout; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; his sister Bennita Skidmore; his brother Ben Bentley; and many nieces and nephews.

Gene was a graduate of Panhandle High School and Texas Tech University where he played football. He was also a member of the AI Temple Shrine. He enjoyed sports, watching westerns and coaching his children in sports.