William Albert Bentley, 76, of Columbia, Missouri went to be with the Lord April 18, 2021. William was born July 30, 1944 to William Alfred Bentley and Dorthey Avery Bentley in Jefferson City, Missouri.

William graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1962. William was a mail clerk at the Daniel Boone Regional Library for nearly forty years and a Housekeeping Supervisor at Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center for more than thirty year.

William is survived by his two sons Marcus “Tree” (Patricia) Bentley and Reggie “Lee” Bentley; three stepsons, Jabarri Palmer, John Sanders, and Raymond Sanders; six grandchildren Reggie Bentley III, Dannielle Curren, Mkinzie Kirkpatrick, and Reggie Bentley Jr., Shanelle Hickem, and Darnell Hickem; twenty-two great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Flynn (Maureene) Avery, and Clarence Bentley; five sisters, Cassandra Huntington, Sandra Kay Jones Shirley Rhoades, Linda Jordan, Brenda Smith; one stepbrother, Tracy Hayes.

William is preceded in death by his parents William and Dorthey Bentley; one son William Albert Hardiman; his loving daughter-in-law Patricia “Trisha” Bentley; one grandson Alonte’ Demir Broadus- Hickem; three sisters, Alice Molly Jordan, Jo Ann Jordan, Donna “DJ” Douglas; two brothers Harold Dean Jordan and Tyrone Huntington; two special aunts Odessa Eubanks and Althea Grant; and an incredibly special lifelong friend, Linda Hardiman Bentley Palmer.

Friends and family will be received at Parker Millard Funeral Service & Crematory from 4:00p.m to 7:00p.m. Friday April 30, 2021 as well as 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory.

Expressions of Sympathy can be made in honor of William A. Bentley to National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left for the family at parkermillard.com.

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