Max Bentley

May 29, 1930 ~ April 12, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Max Bentley Obituary

            In the arms of Jesus, Max Bentley, age 92, of Taylorsville, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Medical Center Wilkes Campus.

            Max was born May 29, 1930 in Alexander County, the son of the late Lonnie Bentley and Ocie Kerley Bentley.

            He worked for Southern Screw Company for 22 years in his earlier years, until becoming a full-time farmer. He was a US Army veteran, who served during the Korean Conflict. Max was a faithful member and deacon at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.

            He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, reading his Bible and attending church. He loved his family, and enjoyed family dinners and gatherings. Max loved to help other people. He looked forward to the yearly vacations at the beach and was a hard worker and good provider for his family.

            Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Betty Looper (James); a brother, Ned Bentley (Peggy); grandson, Jordy Bentley, three infant great-grandchildren, Adeline and Miles Rogers, Samuel Walker.

            Those left to cherish and honor his memories include: his loving wife of 67 years, Joann Tevepaugh Bentley; his daughters, Anita Walker (Tommy), Robin Rogers (Darrin), Kathy Mundy; his son, Phil Bentley of Taylorsville; his grandchildren, Corey Bentley (April), Toby Bentley, Daniel Walker (Meredith), Adam Walker (Elizabeth), Micheal Rogers (Carrie), Michelle Safriet (Jonathan), Sarah Greene (Caleb), Zachary Mundy; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lyda Reese (George); his brother, Clenith Bentley (Wilma); and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Daniel Walker and Rev. Robert Gragg will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard. 

            The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

            Pallbearers include: Corey Bentley, Micheal Rogers, Adam Walker, Toby Bentley, Zachary Mundy and Caleb Greene.

            Alan Bentley, Gary Chapman, Chris Mecimore, Brad St. Clair and Wesley Milstead will serve as honorary pallbearers.

            Memorials may be made to: Mt. Hebron Building Fund or Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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April 15, 2023

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Mt. Hebron Baptist Church
N.C. Hwy 16 North
Taylorsville, N.C. 28681

Funeral Service
April 15, 2023

3:00 PM
Mt. Hebron Baptist Church
N.C. Hwy 16 North
Taylorsville, N.C. 28681


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