Lonnie Bentley Sr. of Medford, Ore. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at home with his family by his side. He was born May 31, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. to Herbert and Anna Bentley.
On December 9, 1972, in Jacksonville, Ore. he married Jane Lichty. He was the business owner of Lon Bentley Chimney Sweep and Lon Bentley Fiberglass; he retired in 2005. He was a member of the Medford Elks Lodge #1168 and Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, playing pool, and cards. Most people got a kick out of his honest, but blunt attitute. Everyone knew where they stood with him.
Lonnie is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Lonnie Jr.; son, Mitch and his wife, Rhonda, and their children, Tristen and Trevor Bentley; daughter, Leslie Brenton and her husband, Scott, and their children, Brock and Dylan Brenton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Bentley; and grandson, Levi Bentley.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Perl Funeral Home and Siskiyou Memorial Park, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul, P. O. Box 1663, Medford, OR 97501.