Tuesday, November 30

James Robert Bentley

Sept. 29, 1967 – Oct. 27, 2021

James Robert Bentley, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at the age of 54.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1967, in Noblesville, to Willard and Marilyn (Cook) Bentley.

Mr. Bentley was the tenth child in a family of 15 children. After graduating from Noblesville High School in 1987, he married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia (Jenkins) Bentley. Together they raised three amazing children, Meredith, Morgan and Mason, all of Noblesville. His daughter, Meredith, blessed them with two beautiful grandchildren, Melanie and Marshall. They all meant the world to Mr. Bentley.

Mr. Bentley spent over 25 years as a reserve police officer for the Town of Arcadia, and he could be found on a Friday or Saturday night providing security for Hamilton Heights football and basketball games. Mr. Bentley worked for the Carmel Street Department for over 20 years. Prior to his work with the street department, he was a security officer for Riverview Hospital.

He enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything and could always be seen with one of his children in his off time. Mr. Bentley never knew a stranger and would provide help or assistance to anyone. He loved weekends in Brown County, fishing, exploring new places, listening to old country music and being with his dogs. He was always ready for an adventure with his siblings. Mr. Bentley had a larger-than-life personality and a contagious smile. His witty, and often a little corny, sense of humor was always sure to bring a laugh. He spent many years helping coordinate and working the annual White River Clean Up project through his work with the City of Carmel. He and his son, Mason, were always out doing side landscaping and odd jobs.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia (Jenkins) Bentley; his three children, Meredith, Morgan and Mason; his two grandchildren, Melanie and Marshall; his siblings, John (Joyce) Bentley, Mike (Jill) Bentley, Pam (Ted) Brown, Willie (Rennie) Bentley, Robin (Tom) Collins, Jason Bentley, Cindy (Buddy) Coverdale and Thomas (Julie) Bentley; his mother- and father-in-law, Judy Jenkins and Harold Lawson; sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Rick) Yoder and Debbie Hyde; brother-in-law, David Jenkins; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; and his siblings, Jane Leeper, Katie White, Karen Beason, Jerry Bentley, David Bentley and Carl Bentley.

Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at 12 p.m. at Randall & Roberts with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. A committal service will follow at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Condolences online at: www.randallroberts.com

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