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James David Ware Bentley

February 21, 1943 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old


James David Bentley, 81, of Hixson TN, went home to be with the lord on April 2, 2024. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area.

James served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Coca-Cola Company for over 30 years. James was a member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He enjoyed watching football and baseball. Gardening was his passion.

James was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Brooks and Ruby Bentley and brother Jerry Bentley.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Bentley; his children, Kelly (Dan) Varner, David (Joy) Bentley, Brooke (Slade) Martin; his grandchildren Sarah (Justin) Conner, Carter and Addison Bentley, Gauge, Beck, Liv and Ridge Martin and his great granddaughter Raelyn Conner.

Graveside services will be in Chattanooga National on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

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Arrangements entrusted to Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

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Graveside Service
April 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404


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