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Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel & Bayview Memorial Park

3351 Scenic Highway 90E, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

Donald Alvin Rentz

25 April, 193911 January, 2020

Donald Alvin Rentz, age 80, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Charleston, SC on April 25, 1939 and attended Murray Vocational High School. He moved to the Pensacola area at the age of 19 upon joining the Navy

He is predeceased by his father William Durward Rentz, mother Ollie Mae Sauls, first wife Linda Kay McNair Rentz, brothers Jimmy and Bill Rentz, and sisters Doris, June, and Bunny Rentz.

He is survived by his loving second wife of 21 years Daphne Walton Rentz, sister Joyce (Leonard) Wright, brother Bobby Rentz, sons Kevin (Daphne) Rentz, and Keith Rentz, daughters Robin (Darren) Mickelsen, Deanna Perry, Michelle (Andy) Crutchfield, and Robyn (Steven) Tuck, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and an extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Don was a devoted member of Bagdad United Methodist Church for over 20 years. He served as an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class in the US Navy before beginning a career in the civil service that spanned over 30 years. Through his career in the civil service aboard NAS Pensacola, he held many positions in machining, engineering, and planning. In his retired life, he enjoyed building things and working on projects.

A funeral service and visitation are scheduled for 10:00 at Bayview Memorial Park, Thursday, January 16, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant Hospice are appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • Daphne Walton Rentz, Wife
  • Joyce Wright (Leonard), Sister
  • Bobby Rentz, Brother
  • Kevin Rentz (Daphne), Son
  • Keith Rentz, Son
  • Robin Mickelsen (Darren), Daughter
  • Deanna Perry, Daughter
  • Michelle Crutchfield (Andy), Daughter
  • Robyn Tuck (Steven), Daughter
  • Thirteen Grandchildren, Nine Great-Grandchildren,along withan extended family of Cousins, Nieces and Nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Pinch, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Al Rognstad, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joseph Kettner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dennis Cooper, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert (Bobby) Rentz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Sineath, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charlie Burnham, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 16 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 16 January , 2020

Memories

Donald Alvin Rentz

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Karen Bump

16 January 2020

I will always remember the family reunions that brought you home to South Carolina. You wrapping your arms around me as a little girl and young lady and me being swallowed up in your arms. The kiss on the cheek, or the rub on my head. I will always love you and keep you close in my heart and in my memories.

Jean Rognstad

16 January 2020

Don we will miss you. You were such a gentleman and kind person. We loved you and valued our friendship. Daphne and you were a terrific couple and we were honored to be able to share some special times with you both. May you find comfort Daphne that you have so many wonderful memories to look back on in your life together. I will miss Don's wonderful smile.

Janice McLean

14 January 2020

Don and Daphne
When you first started coming to our little Bagdad United Methodists Church I knew you were someone to love. You never let us down and when my Mom met you and fell in love with you I knew you would be back. She always wanted to know how y’all were doing and then she wrote you a letter(card).
We will miss you here but know you are at home with all those who have already made this trip. We will never forget you and keep you in our hearts! Go rest high on the mountain!
Love, Janice

Loann Blanchette

14 January 2020

It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. I will never forget your loving smile and your never ending love for your family. The miles between our family may of kept us apart but the love in our hearts kept us close to one another. My heart is so broken that I can not be with all of you during this time, but as I explain to Robin why I can not be there. As with many of phone calls all my life he would say to me you will always be my Casper. That bond will never be unbroken. Until we meet again I am sending you hugs and kisses from your Casper. Prayers to all of you Aunt Daphne, Robin,Kevin and Keith. Thanks for sharing your Dad with all of us.

Love and Kisses
LoAnn

Kim Morrow

14 January 2020

Uncle Donald was one of my Mom's baby brothers. He was a very a special BROTHER to her and was always there for her.
Him and Aunt Linda came many times to see me in the hospital in ATL and COLA.
I will love him forever. He always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. Love you Robin. Kevin and Keith.
Until we meet again Uncle Donald. GOD SPEED. THANK YOU.

Jackie David Pfister

12 January 2020

Uncle Donald will be missed by so many. Robin, Keith, Kevin, Daphne, Aunt Joyce, Uncle Bobby and all that loved him, please accept my deepest condolences. Such a special man, full of LIFE. I know that Dad, Aunt Doris, Aunt June, Aunt Bunny and Uncle Billy had arms wide open when he arrived home-BEAUTIFUL REUNION. Love and Prayers to all, Jackie

Robin Rentz Mickelsen

12 January 2020

To the best dad anyone could have asked for. I am so blessed God chose you to be my dad.
I will always cherish the times we had together although it never seems to have been enough.
You taught us all well and led us by your example.
I am going to miss you for ever but know we will be reunited in heaven when my time comes.
Love always, your little girl....Robin.

Joyce Wright

12 January 2020

May the God of ‘comfort’ comfort you all during this difficult time. Sorry I can’t be there. Donald was a wonderful person, my brother, who I know will be missed by all. We will cherish the memories we have, and how he made us laugh. Love to you, Daphne, Robin, Keith and Kevin and extended family.

Leonard and Joyce Wright

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