ForeverMissed
Funeral service will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at W.E. Lusain Funeral Home & Crematory (2060 Germantown Street). Walk-Through visitation will begin at 11:00am and service to follow at 12:00pm. Interment at Dayton National Cemetery at 2:00pm. Capacity for service is 25. In lieu of flowers, please send monetary donations to Tryla Bentley. 

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.
Posted by Alicesteno Harris on December 6, 2021
Fred,

It is hard to believe it has been a year since you passed. We all still miss you so very much. I was just thinking about you today. I want to say I miss you Backie! 

Love you forever.

Stena
Posted by Annie Moreland on December 6, 2021
I miss you my beloved brother. You were one of a kind which made you stand out. I miss our talks about life. I will never forget you. Love Your sister Annie Ruth
Posted by Tryla R Bentley on December 6, 2021
It's So Hard to Believe You Are Gone , I struggle with it but I'm trying move on and be Happy like You told me .I miss You like Crazy There will never be Another Fred E Bentley, Jr Your Love ❤ Your Support, Your Smile, Love for family. Friends was unforgettable May You be at Rest knowing that God is Taking Care of Me. And Watching over our Family
Posted by Annie Moreland on February 4, 2021
Thank God for this date cause he made you! I will never forget you my brother. Rest In Peace
Posted by Jacqui Oliver on February 4, 2021
I am thinking about you my dearly beloved brother, on this special day, your 76th birthday!!! You are sorely missed, not just today, but always!!!

With much love,
You Sister Jacqui
Posted by Gerald Sledge on December 18, 2020
I always appreciated how this man loved his family! Loved that he was dedicated to ministry and was always open to helping anyone he could. I enjoyed his personality and honestly he was one of a kind. There will never be another Deacon Bentley. Love you Deac
Posted by Annie Moreland on December 17, 2020
My brother from another mother! I thank God he put Fred in my life by way of my sister Tryla. I remember Fred working from sun up to sun down at Trot man Enterprises. He would have enough energy for about 4 men. Fred shared his way of cooking with us and all of his different fruits he enjoyed eating. I do miss my brother but I know God needed him more. A Real Ohio State Fan! Lol Fred and I had a tight bond because we where both Aquarius and we think alike on some things so we would use that to mess with Moma and Tryla. I will truly miss you Fred because you thought me a lot about life and how to live it. Thank You and I will never forget you. Love You My Brother
Posted by Maria Young on December 16, 2020
A Jokester, a Storyteller, and a Prankster...…. these are the descriptions that I choose to remember Fred by. He called me "Re", and I called him "Deacon B"! He got great joy in telling the most funniest stories, and making jokes just to see people laugh. You could always depend on him to come up with something wacky that made you smile; he could just make it up from nothing! ha ha haha!!! He had a nickname for just about everybody! I loved that creative mind that he had, and people liked being around him just for that. I loved to hear the stories he told about his early days of coming to know the Lord and joining the church, and how he fought against everything and everyone! He would just laugh so hard at himself, and I laughed right along with him.
He was known for being WELL DRESSED! Everything matching! and not even afraid to wear the loudest colors sometimes - but he always looked good in them-and would fight with anyone who disagreed. ha ha 
His serious side was his relationship with the Lord, he was so committed and so grateful for all his blessings. He was committed to my sister and he made sure that she had everything that she needed. I was so happy to know that my sister was well taken care of-and he protected her too. Their love for each other was always on display- even thru their trials and challenges.
I choose to remember Deacon B for his demonstration of serving the Lord, for being a great husband to Tryla, and for being the life of the party at our family gatherings!
Let’s celebrate his life and follow his shining example!
Much Love, Maria Young
Posted by Amber King-Scott on December 15, 2020
Dear uncle fred, i am so thankful to have had you in my life. Ever since i met you you have been a hard worker always helping where ever and when ever you can. You never stopped going until you weren't able to go anymore but the rest is well earned. Thank you for loving my aunty like no other. Thank you for helping me get me car when i first moved to ohio we searched high and low and got exactly what i needed. I appreciate you! You will truly be missed. Love you always Amber
Posted by Alex Moreland on December 14, 2020
To my dear brother Fred (Deacon) Bentley...I can still remember the time you came into my sister's life, her kid's life, and into our family..... It made me happy to see how you made her and them happy and how you all became a family in the Lord...I will always remember you schucking and jiving with moma and bringing many memories of laughter to her as well. I will miss you bro. But God has you now in his care and may you rest in peace ,   Love your brother Alex .️
Posted by Cora Diggs on December 13, 2020
It was such a pleasure to watch Mr. Bentley care so much for his wife and wanting to purchase a home for her. He knew his days were numbered, but he was determined to fight through his pain to stay alive for Tryla until she found her dream home. What a gentlemen!! What a Man!! GOD is so pleased, he removed the pain and took you home to be with him.
Your real estate consultant Cora Diggs
Posted by Jacqui Oliver on December 13, 2020
My brother, my friend.... I thank God for your union to my dear sister Tryla, or, Try, as you so lovingly called her, and for having you in our family for over 30 years. You will be dearly missed. I shall never forget the talks that we shared, your love for God and Tryla, your sense of humor, and your willingness to always impart your wisdom. I smile to myself each time I think about one of my most recent humorous memories of my brother. I received a voicemail message from Tryla, which was a request for some desserts that she wanted me to prepare and mail to her from GA to OH for ‘HER’ birthday. As I listened to the message, it came as no surprise that she wanted oatmeal raisin cookies, however, I was surprised to hear that she also wanted tiger cake. Well, I later learned that Fred had actually put her up to calling and requesting the tiger cake (one of his favorite cakes) for ‘HER’ birthday...LOL!!! I love you my brother, and I will certainly miss you. May you rest in Heaven!!!

With much love,
You sister Jacqui
Posted by Cleo Bentley on December 12, 2020
I knew cousin Freddy before our adult years. We were a trio of Freddy, Robby and Junior (me.) When I visited Grandmother Mary Bentley in Dermott, Arkansas weekly and summers, Freddy served as the older brother, which I did not have, in all adventures of playing by young children, before his family moved to Ohio. Then I only visited Uncle Eugene and family in Springfield one full summer, then in passing-through after my freshman year of college at Howard U. in 1965. Freddy had a convertible and saw that I probably was looking too studious when he said lets go for a spin – Freddy, Robby and Junior. It was an unforgettable trip to and from Central State University moving at maybe 100 mph with no seatbelts. I was is shock thinking that I would be launched to the moon. But over the years, Cousin had mellowed gracefully with wisdom and had positively touched many lives including my own in that I put-down a trumpet and took-up basketball inspired by Freddy for many decades of enjoyable exercise even until now.

God’s blessings,
Cousin Cleo L. Bentley, Jr.
Posted by Alicesteno Harris on December 11, 2020
Fred was a wonderful, kind soul, who loved to kid and laugh... I called him “backy” it was a inside joke between him, Tryla and myself. I remember Fred the most from when I worked at Subway, he would come there for lunch to get “the hook up” from his sister in law, that’s how he ordered his food... LOL. I remember him driving the tour bus for many famous people and once when he drove to the Carolinas when I lived there, he was able to introduce me to CeCe Pennaston  and also
R Kelly... I was so excited.  I loved Fred very much and I was happy he married my wonderful sister and that he was a part of our family. I will never forget you my brother Fred. May your soul rest in Gods loving arms, and also knowing that you are loved.

Your sister,

Alicesteno Harris
Posted by Tiffanie Troutman on December 10, 2020
Mr. Bentley......
WHAT A GUY!!!!!! I have so much more appreciation for you today at 43yrs old than I did as a young girl when we 1st met. There have been so many life lessons gained from watching your life unfold and I will be forever grateful. We are a family and we are a team therefore we are committed to honoring and supporting Mrs. Bentley. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Love Tiffanie Troutman
Posted by Tryla R Bentley on December 10, 2020
My Love My Life My Everything Wow it Seems Like Yesterday We just Met Fell in Love Got Married it's Truly Blessings from God that You came in mine and my childrens Lives We will Forever Miss Cherish All Love Laughter Fun times I will Miss Kisses Hugs and The Love We Share about God and His House I am Forever Grateful to God For You my ❤️ is Truly Broken in Pieces I will Always Love and Miss You Your Loving Wife of 32 Yeats
Posted by Whitney Brown on December 9, 2020
Papa Fred...words can’t explain the pain I feel right now but I will say this I am and will forever be grateful for YOU and all of the memories we’ve created. I will cherish the even stronger bond created when I was pregnant with my oldest son...the fruit stands ...those lectures ... even just simply watching movies together listening to you say “ That’s Deeeeeep” ( haha ) . I love you so much Papa! ~Love your Whit Whiiiit❤️
Posted by Eugene Swinger on December 9, 2020
Brother In Law & Uncle

Those we love, remain with us for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,
for as long as we have memories, they’ll live on in our hearts.

(2 Timothy 4:7) - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith (8) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day

Eugene & Eunice Swinger & Eugene III
Posted by Shakeela Thomas on December 9, 2020
Paw paw It’s Kee. I can not believe that I am writing this right now. My heart is incomplete. All I can think about is your laugh and you asking me have I being staying away from them boys lol. I before I came into this world you were my Paw Paw. GOD put you in our lives for a reason! You would always tell the story of me rolling my pizza up before I ate it lol. You are the reason Johnathan loves Ohio State football. We both are gonna miss you so much. Thank you for loving my granny the way that you did! I tell everyone that I’ve never known a real man like you! You taught us love, discipline and how to obey GOD! Because of you I’ve passed respect down to my child! I love you forever and always Paw paw ❤️
Posted by Mallory Woods on December 9, 2020
Dear dad!! Thank you so much for being in my life an taking over the roll as my dad I will always be so grateful an thankful for you I will miss yr since of humor an yr laugh rest in peace
Posted by ShaTyea Howard on December 9, 2020
Uncle Fred, you will forever be missed. Thanks so much for always being there for me no matter the circumstance. I will forever be grateful for all of fun times and long talks together. Love always, "Tee Tee" Sha'Tyea
Posted by Jacki Peterson on December 8, 2020
My daddy..... I thank God for your life and I thank you for mine. Dad we have shared so much over my 50 years of life. I thank you for being there whenever I called, regardless if I was 30 minutes away 8 hours away, you always came when I called through rain, snow or ice. I love you for that! . Thank you for all the talks we had, I will always remember them and remember you closing each talk with a word from the Lord. I know you will be watching over me everyday. I love you and you will be missed.
Love you- Your Daughter, Jacki' Lynn
Posted by Ericka Williams on December 8, 2020
I thank GOD for all the years I have had you as my Uncle...you will truly be missed. Thank you for serving this country. Love always...your favorite niece

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Posted by Alicesteno Harris on December 6, 2021
Fred,

It is hard to believe it has been a year since you passed. We all still miss you so very much. I was just thinking about you today. I want to say I miss you Backie! 

Love you forever.

Stena
Posted by Annie Moreland on December 6, 2021
I miss you my beloved brother. You were one of a kind which made you stand out. I miss our talks about life. I will never forget you. Love Your sister Annie Ruth
Posted by Tryla R Bentley on December 6, 2021
It's So Hard to Believe You Are Gone , I struggle with it but I'm trying move on and be Happy like You told me .I miss You like Crazy There will never be Another Fred E Bentley, Jr Your Love ❤ Your Support, Your Smile, Love for family. Friends was unforgettable May You be at Rest knowing that God is Taking Care of Me. And Watching over our Family
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Shared by Annie Moreland on December 6, 2021
Today is the day we said goodbye but I will never forget you my beloved brother. You were one of a kind and you knew that which was funny to me. I honor you and I miss those talks we use to have just about life. I really miss you sir but I know God needed you more. Love your little sister Anni
Shared by Marjorie Champine on December 18, 2020
Oliver and I will miss Fred. I wish Fred and Tryla were a part of my life sooner. 
Shared by Linda Bentley smith on December 9, 2020
Words cannot express what I am feeling in my heart right now. Tears fall every time I think of you. I love you brother. Whenever I would call my brother he would come to see about me. I am going to miss him. I think back when we were growing up my big brother . He is in heaven with our dad,mom, other brother, my son and grandmother praising our Lord and Savior. One day we will meet again.