September 27, 1933 – March 27, 2018
Charles Bentley, 84, of Cedarville, gained his wings Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 27, 1933 in Cedarville to the late Alfred and Violet Bentley. He was a retired truck driver. Charles was a great father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Charles loved working on race cars as well as driving them. Crawford County Speedway was his home away from home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; a son, Eddie Ray; siblings; and two sons-in-law.
He is survived by four daughters, Betty Ulm and husband Todd of Fayetteville, Nonnie Brown and husband Billy of Van Buren, Susan Hanson of Van Buren, and Joyce Lovell and husband Randy of Hackett; six sons, Wayne Bentley of Cedarville, Runt Bentley and wife Betty of Cedarville, Eugene Bentley of the home, Clifford Bentley and wife Shannon of Cedarville, and Chris Fashing and Dana Fashing both of Fort Smith; a sister, Ruby Crabtree of Cedarville; four brothers, Melvin Bentley of Siloam Springs, George Bentley of Fayetteville, Bill Bentley of Moffett, and Wesley Beauchamp of Concord, OK; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with a committal service at 3:30 p.m. at 86 Cemetery near Strickler, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steven Stills, Jason Roach, Mikey Allen, William Brown, Charles Bentley, and family friend, Terry Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and family friends.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
Special thanks to his granddaughter, Sherri Smith with Peachtree Hospice and all of the Peachtree staff.
- Visitation Thursday, March 29, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, March 30, 2018
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Tommy & Peggy King
March 29, 2018
"We was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our very deepest sympathy."
March 28, 2018
Family. I am Calvin (sonny)& Dorothy Dowdys daughter. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of y’all during this time of saddnes. My mom and dad really loved ur parents dearly. I met them a few times but was very young. Your parents meant a lot to my mom. Now they are all in heaven together having a grand old time. Keep the faith!
God Bless Y’all.