Alan Bentley,

September 5, 1943 ~ February 6, 2022

Born in: Des Moines , IA
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Alan G. Bentley (USAF Ret.), 78, passed away on February 6, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 5, 1943, to George “Jack” and Patricia “Tish” Bentley.

The family will receive friends from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Wade Family Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, February 14, 2022, at Wade Family Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Jan Bentley, at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Alan joined the United States Air Force in 1961 at the age of 18. While serving in the Air Force, he met the love of his life, Jan, at a diner in Binger, Oklahoma. They soon were married and enjoyed 53 years together until her passing in 2016. They had three children, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Alan was a family man and loved them all with all he had. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a sheet metal worker and the Air Force Reserves. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1997.

He then went to work for MW Zander where he enjoyed traveling around the world. In 2007, he was working in Albany, New York when his wife called to tell him they had just purchased a restaurant. Alan would then be “Mr. B” from “Mr. B’s Burger Pub” in Arlington, Texas.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working at Lake Arlington Golf Course and Meadowbrook Golf Course. He loved his Saturdays, playing golf with his Elk Brothers whom he dearly loved. He came from a family of golfers and had many stories of golfing with his dad and brothers and sisters. He even got to marshal the PGA Golf Tournament with his brothers a few years ago.

Alan loved his job as an usher at the Texas Rangers Baseball Games and was so excited to work a World Series.

He was a member of the Arlington Elks Lodge for 45 years where he had many friends and served on the board as a trustee. He was even Elk of the month a few times.

Alan was of the Methodist Faith and had given his heart to the Lord therefore one sweet, glorious day we shall be reunited.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Vicki Serenil and husband, Michael, Marni Watson and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Darcee Fletcher, Cody Nunez, Cameron Nunez, Ryan Watson and wife, Claire, and Colton Watson; great grandchildren, Katch Smolek, Miles Storms, Brooklyn Fletcher, Tyler Watson, Aubrey Watson, and Julliett Nunez; brothers, Guy Bentley, Greg Bentley, and Michael Bentley; sisters, Jacque Reinhardt, and Renee Kono.

Alan is preceded in death by his wife, Jan Bentley; parents; son, Deric Bentley; granddaughter, Haley Bentley; grandson in law, Jason Fletcher.

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Public Visitation: Sunday, February 13, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Monday, February 14, 2022 2:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Interment: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
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  1. Pug, we became friends at the start of seventh grade and remained so even now. A lot of escapes we went through in our years.
    You will be greatly missed by your family, but now you are resting well. I’m going to miss your humor. 🙏🙏

    Gary

  2. Vicki and Marni and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We were so honored to have known your Dad. He was a precious man. Prayers for you all. Love ❤️ you.

  3. When I moved to Arlington in November 1979 Alan and Jan greeted me and my family with open arms. They remains our friends. I have missed Jan and will now miss Alan. They were a delight to have as friends. God bless their family

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