Darla Leigh Rentz

October 12, 1965June 25, 2018

Darla Leigh Rentz, 52, of Temple Terrace passed away Monday, June 25, 2018.

She was born October 12, 1965 in Tampa, FL. She was preceded in death by her father, William H. Rentz. Survivors include her mother, Sylvia Rentz; brother, William “Billy” Rentz, Jr.; significant other of 32 years, Andy Peek; and many loving family and friends. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


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Nancy Diamond

November 19, 2018


I am so heartbroken as I just found out about your passing. I know I would not hear from you for awhile and then out of the blue, I'd get a phone call with you being so thoughtful to ask how am I. I could always count on you to make me laugh as you had the most infectious laugh and anyone who walked in a room knew you were there. If they didn't hear you, they would hear that laugh and know it was you. You were always going 100 miles an hour doing something for someone as you were such a caring person. May you now RIP and share that infectious smile in Heaven as God certainly gained an angel that everyone will know is with them. Till we meet again, Nancy Diamond

Rodd Rafferty

August 2, 2018

Brinson Harris

July 7, 2018

Darla, you were always such a character. You didn’t seek the spotlight, the spotlight just knew to follow you. I always enjoyed doing my corny, don’t-quit-your-day-job quality impression of Elvis around you. Everybody else would roll their eyes, but you always got such a big kick out of it.

That incredible laugh of yours made it worth doing, corny or not. If you were in the audience of any funny movie I’ve seen seen since we met over 30 years ago, I’d have known instantly and looked for you to say hello when the lights came up at the end.

My sincerest condolences to your family and those close to you. We’ll all miss you and we all love you.

Marilyn Menendez

July 3, 2018

Sylvia, I'm so sorry of the loss of your Beautiful Darla... Her smile would light up a room. I still don't want to believe it, it truly breaks my heart. I've tried to call a couple times to check on you, please let me know if there is anything I can do. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
With Deepest Sympathy, Marilyn Menendez 💋

Shipley Stratford

July 2, 2018

I just wanted to share this picture. This is from our 25th reunion on St Pete Beach. What a grand time we had!


July 1, 2018

Dearest Sylvia,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter, Darla. Having lost my son, I know your pain. We are not supposed to outlive our children. But , here we are.... Please, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Carol

christine iavarone nelson

June 30, 2018

Dearest Darla... i hear you laugh! it is persisisting through the universe. your eyes they sparkle {all ways.} i am grateful to have witnessed your relentless kindness— the TRUTH YOU told. peace sweet SISTER💓 til we meet again.
LOVE, Christine

Alex Greene

June 30, 2018

I work the front desk at the hotel Darla would stay at a lot and it breaks my heart to learn of the news of her passing. She was a very special lady and im going to miss being greeted by her and cracker at the front desk.
RIP Darla you'll be missed.
-Love Alex.

Janice Williams Santa

June 29, 2018

I am so very sad for you and your family, words will never be enough. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.


Phillip Chavez

June 29, 2018

Sylvia, we cannot begin to understand the anguish you are feeling, but know that we care and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Dianne and Phillip