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Jerry Bentley

November 7, 1949 ~ August 9, 2018 (age 68)
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Arthur Jerry Bentley, 68, of Haverhill, Ohio, died Thursday August, 9, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Ironton, Ohio. He was born November 7, 1949 in Portsmouth, Ohio a son of the late Art Bentley and Roberta Horsley Bentley. He was a 1967 graduate of McKell High School in South Shore and graduated from the University of Kentucky with his Masters degree in 1973. Jerry played four years of football at the University of Kentucky. He was in education for 30 years at Portsmouth West, Green, and New Boston Schools. He was an Eagle Scout and thought the Scouts was the best thing he ever did. He was a member of the Greenup (KY) Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Spencer Gentry (formerly of Harrodsburg – HHS Class of 1965) Bentley; two daughters, Stacy (Ryan) Johnston of Naples, FL, and Amy (Chuck) Murnahan of Ashland, KY; one sister, Bernice Bradley of Indianapolis, IN; brother-in-law, Lee (Martha) Gentry of Harrodsburg, KY; six grandchildren, Taylor Johnston of Naples, FL, R.J., Abby, and Bentley Prichard, Jaxon and Max Murnahan of Ashland, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday August 13, 2018 at the Greenup Christian Church in Greenup KY with Mike Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 pm at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of MORTON FUNERAL HOME in South Shore. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Greenup Christian Church, 711 Main St. Greenup, KY 41144

Obituary furnished by Sims Funeral Services of Harrodsburg, KY.

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