3/16/15 —- WILLIAM “Bill” L. LENTZ

Mr. William “Bill” Lentz, 88, went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2015, after a three-year battle with melanoma.

He was born on September 2, 1926 in Florence, Alabama to Luke V. and Mabel Chittam Lentz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Jerri” Conry Lentz of 57 years and brother, Kenneth D. Lentz, Sr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He is survived by his nephews, K. Douglas Lentz, Jr. of Tullahoma, Tennessee; John V. (Penny) Lentz of Flintstone, Georgia, and William R. (Angie) Lentz of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and several great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lentz graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1944.

Mr. Lentz was employed as Product Manager of the Engineering and Design Department at Royal-DeSoto, Inc. During his 34+ years of employment at DeSoto, Mr. Lentz was issued two patents for Fireplace Screen assembly (solo) and Miniature Greenhouse (jointly).

He was a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church of Chattanooga prior to moving to Manchester. For the past 13 years, Mr. Lentz attended the Tullahoma First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Lentz was a kind, gentle man who cared for his loving wife and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

The family will receive friends at Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway in Manchester, Tennessee from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2015 and the funeral will be on Monday, March 16th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Athens City Cemetery in Athens, Alabama.


Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, Tennessee


Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Central Funeral Home


Monday, March 16, 2015 at 3 p.m. Athens City Cemetery in Athens, Alabama

Central Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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