Mr. Willie Melvin Hentz 80 of 815 Spring Street, husband of Bernice Watts Hentz entered into eternal rest on July 31, 2020 at Self Regional Medical Center. He was born in Greenwood County April 8, 1940 a son of the late Johnnie B. and Blanche Smith Hentz.
He was a member of Mt Moriah Baptist Church and retired from Greenwood Mills. He served in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Alex Hentz, Smith Albert Hentz; two sisters, Mary Lucy Griffin and Annie Blanche Middleton.
Surviving is his wife, Bernice W. Hentz of the home; two daughters, Jacqueline Hentz and Christie Hentz; one granddaughter, Nila Morton and one grandson, Keone Hentz; one brother, Jerry Hentz (wife Denise) and a sister, Pearl Underwood; a special nephew and best friend, Gregory Hentz and Furbaby Chloe; brothers and sisters in laws , Charles (Carrie) Watts, Mary Warren(husband Joseph), Vera Kelly, Alice Hentz, John Middleton and a host of nieces , nephews other relatives and friends.
He was a good man who was deeply loved by his family and respected by all who knew him.
Services are private. Public viewing will be held from 1-6 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. The family is at the home and please ask that social distancing he adhered during visitation.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.percivaltompinsfh.com.
Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hentz family.