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Mr. Bentley learned value of duct tape during his 88 years

Funeral services for Letcher County native Alfred N. Bentley, 88, were held September 21 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, Indiana.

Mr. Bentley, who died at his home on September 17, was born November 27, 1930 in Whitesburg, the son of Jesse and Lillian Holbrook Bentley. He retired from the Waterford, Michigan General Motors Plant after 32 years of service. Mr. Bentley served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was gifted mechanically, and worked on small engines. He rebuilt a car when he was a teenager. A tinkerer, he found that duct tape is an absolute necessity, and he even figured out how to fill a throwaway Bic lighter.

He leaves behind his children, Gilbert Bentley and his wife Carolyn of Whitesburg, Dan Bentley and his wife Rene of Davisburg, Michigan, Lori Love and her husband Butch of Charlestown, Indiana and Kathy Pack and her husband Milton of Waterford, Michigan; stepdaughter, Stacey Bostock of Paoli, Indiana; sisters Jewel Caudill, Lavanelle Frazier and Janice Collier all of Charlestown; grandchildren, Kristi, Courtnie, Kerrie, Jessica, Brandon and Bradley; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Ruby, Kayla and Bryce.

Mr. Bentley was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Claudette Shepherd Bentley in 2000, his second wife, Sharon Nale Bentley in 2014, and his young sister, Audra Bentley.

Burial was in Charlestown Cemetery.

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