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1943 James 2021

James Gordon "Tucker" Bentley

December 17, 1943 — January 28, 2021

James Gordon “Tucker” Bentley, 77, of Veedersburg, passed away January 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Peggy J Bentley for 38 years.

Born on December 17, 1943 in Crawfordsville IN, he was the son of the late William James and Margaret (Stonebraker) Bentley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Fred Bentley. In addition to his wife Peggy, those he leaves to cherish his memory are his children Darrin (wife Dee) Bentley, Veedersburg IN; Kim (husband Dave) Phemister, Lynchburg VA; a niece/bonus daughter Alyssa Hansen and her fiancé Trent Spear; six grandchildren, Lucas Bentley, Toby (wife Audrey) Keller, Wayde Bentley, Andrew Phemister, Adam Phemister, Emily Phemister; four great-grandchildren, Kohen & Kyson Keller, Rhian & Bodhi Spear.

Tucker graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1961. He was retired from Tee Pak in the research & development department after 36 years. He was a longstanding member of the F. & A.M. Lodge #491 in Veedersburg. Tucker loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and mushrooming. He was a phenomenal cook, preparing all the game he harvested.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Ronald McDonald Charities Inc. 26345 Network Place, Chicago IL 60673-1263 or Sterling Christian Church 701 South Sterling Avenue Veedersburg IN 47987

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