BLOUNTVILLE — Harry Mullins Bentley, age 69, of Blountville, TN, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 5, 2011, at Bristol Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Bentley, and mother, Georgia Bentley, of Shady Valley, TN.
Harry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lonita Bentley, of the home; two daughters, April Dawn Bentley, of the home, Kristy Scott and husband, Chad, of Jonesborough, TN; two grandsons, Samuel Chad and Caleb Bentley Scott; one brother, Olan Gary Bentley and wife, Diane, of Shady Valley, Tn.; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Harry was a retired printer from The Kingsport Press and Mazer Corporation of Johnson City. He was a retiree from the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard-1033 Transportation Company of Gate City, Va. Harry was a veteran of the first Gulf War (Desert Shield and Desert Storm).
Harry was a member of the Commemorative Air Force.
He was an active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Chancellor Choir. Harry was devoted in his faith, and loved his church family.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church with funeral services being held at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Full military graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1593 Warpath Dr., Kingsport, Tn. 37664; or the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.
Please visit www.eastlawnkingsport.com to leave a condolence for the Bentley family.