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James Bentley

May 28, 1928 — July 28, 2016

“Jim” James Leo Bentley, 88 of Fontana entered into eternal rest on July the 28th, 2016. He was born May 28th, 1928 to Leonard James and Lena Bentley in Tulare, California. Jim was married to Margaret May “Marge” Bentley for 66 years. Jim was passionate about Aviation and Golf.
Jim attended Chaffey high school and continuing his higher education at Chaffey junior college. He began his general education through the US Army in 1961. He soon after transferred to the University of Omaha and received a bachelors of science. Jim received numerous medals during his Military Career such as: National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal , Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Aviation Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ First OLC, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, 2 Overseas Bar. During his Military stay Jim and his family moved 27 times, serving in the Vietnam and Korean War, Ending his Military Career after 20 years of service in 1970. He then started a new career, finding home in Fontana, CA. He became an insurance agent for AllState Insurance Company dedicating 20 years and retiring in the 1990’s.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Bentley leaves behind to cherish his memory; his loving wife Marge Bentley; Son; Robert James “Bob” (Sheila) Bentley, Grandchildren; Amy Wilson(Travis) Albright, Robert Bentley (Kim) Wilson, James “Jimmy” (Merriah) Bentley Wilson, Great grandchildren; Olivia Albright, Debbie Albright, Madalyn Albright, Bentley Wilson, William Wilson, as well as his brother; Donald L. "Don" (Dee) Bentley and Son in law; Jim Wilson. He is preceded in death by his daughter Debra “Debbie” Bentley Wilson (2/9/12) and his parents Lena and Leonard James Bentley.
A Visitation will take place Sunday, August 7th, 2016 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Ingold Funeral Chapel of Fontana. A memorial Service will be held on August 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in San Bernardino. Jim will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to San Bernardino First Presbyterian Church or American Heart Association. Please visit his memorial site and post tribute to his memory at www.ingoldfuneralchapel.com
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Monday, August 8, 2016

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