Brent Alan Bentley

Brent Alan Bentley, of Texas City, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 29th, at the age of 62. He was born on August 19th, 1960, in Texas City, Texas to John and Melba Bentley.

From a young age, Brent never met a stranger. He loved people deeply and always wanted the best out of life for everyone he met. He met some of his closest friends in his school years at Texas City High School and during his decorated baseball career. During his senior year of high school, Brent led his team to win a district championship and he was even credited with the win. He studied Industrial Technology and was a member of the baseball team at the University of Houston and graduated in 1983. He played summer baseball with the Clarinda A’s in Clarinda, Iowa where they won the 1981 NBC National Tournament Championship. He went on to establish a forty-year career in petrochemical sales. Brent was an avid sports fan. Nothing topped his love for the Clarinda A’s, the Dallas Cowboys, and the University of Houston Cougars. Many of his best family memories were spent cheering on the Cougars in football, basketball, and baseball. Brent was also an avid golfer, maybe not a good one, but he loved his time on the course. He always enjoyed Sunday afternoon golf with Lauren and Saturday morning rounds with his friends. He said this is where he felt the most peace.

Brent was preceded in death by his parents, John and Melba, and sister, Teri. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Lauren, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends and family on Sunday December 4th at 1:00pm with a Celebration of Life ceremony at Crowder Funeral Home in League City, Texas with a reception to follow at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church.

The Bentley Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the ICU staff at HCA Clear Lake for taking such wonderful care of Brent in his final days. They were exceptionally kind towards him, Mary, Lauren, and the family is forever in debt to them.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Clarinda A’s Baseball Team.

Clarinda A’s

225 E Lincoln Street

Clarinda, Iowa 51632


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  1. Brent was a Hall of Fame individual who I was blessed to call my friend and teammate (U of H). He will be truly missed! I am comforted in knowing that he is no longer in pain! He has gone home to see our Lord! God bless Mary, Lauren and all his loved ones! 🙏
    Tom Lukish
    North Myrtle Beach, SC

    Tom Lukish
  2. Brent was one of the nicest men I have known. He was always kind and had a positive attitude whenever I would see him. I’ m so sorry to hear of his passing.

    David Bessire
  3. Thinking of the Bentley family. Brent did so much to help my mother and grandmother mother ( Linda and Clarabell ) in there times of need. Angie and myself are forever great full for all Brent has done. He will be missed.

    Will Foster
  4. My condolences to Brent’s family, and friends. I graduated TCHS with him. He was always a very nice guy. He treated everyone with respect. I saw his complete devotion to his family through his Facebook posts. Rest in Peace kind soul.

    Alison Underwood
  5. Brent and I met about 33 years ago in 1989.
    He quickly became a good friend.
    I am so grateful that we just spoke on the phone just a few weeks ago, catching up with our lives and our family’s lives.
    He so loved his wife Mary and so loved his daughter Lauren.
    He was so very proud of Lauren.
    He will be greatly missed by so many.

    Becky Dantin Perilloux
  6. My heart breaks, for the passing of Brent , especially after the recent death, of my husband. Even though we hadn’t seen Brent, in along, we did communicate, at times. We loved and had many fun times, with him. Sending my love and prayers to Mary and Lauren; I am so sorry, that, I am not able to be, with y’all in person, but will be there in spirit.💔🙏

    Donna Dantin
  7. I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t know Brent — we grew up going to the New Year’s Day parties at the Bentley’s, we went on camping trips, and Brent was always fully caught up on what was going on with my sister and me, ready to congratulate us and support us. Spending time with Brent, you always knew he was giving you his genuine self; he really cared about you, what you had to say, and what was going on with you. I knew that if I ever needed anything, Brent would be there as soon as he could, no questions asked. His kindness and welcoming nature are benchmarks for me, inspirations for how I want to treat others and welcome them into my life. Erica and I send our deepest condolences to Mary, Lauren and all of Brent’s loved ones grieving in this time.

    Philip Rich
  8. A beautiful tribute for a beautiful soul. Rest in paradise Brent!

    Susan Carreon Chapa
  9. Mary and Lauren so sorry for you loss. I first met Brent in 2008 when he was a vendor rep. and then in addition to our business relationship became friends enjoying golf, burgers and beers. It is evident from the attendance at his services that he had many family and friends who will sadly miss him. Go Coogs!

    Edwin Brink

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