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Obituary - Bentley Betts




William Bentley Betts, grandson of Pam Betts, entered the beautiful kingdom of heaven March 27, 2017, after a long, brave battle with a genetic disease call Batten Disease. Bentley was born July 2, 2010, at the former Volunteer General Hospital in Martin to his loving parents, William Barrett and Laura (Pope) Betts. 

Bentley started life as a healthy, enthusiastic little boy who had a love for animals, especially his pony, Blue. He loved many things, including motorcycles, trucks, fishing with his mom and dad and riding his Power Wheels tractor.

The battle against this horrible disease has rallied a community to surround his family with the knowledge that Bentley, as young as he was, made an impact on many people, especially his friends at Union City Elementary School.

His young friends at UCES were always so excited when Bentley came for a visit and welcomed him with open arms. He will always be remembered for his twinkling eyes and  larger than life smile, which just got bigger when he was happy and excited.

He is also survived by his grandmothers, Pam Betts and Karen Pope, both of Union City; his aunts and uncle, Katie Pope and Byron and Amber Betts, all of Union City; his cousins, Kaitlynn Pope, Kaiden Lawrence and Lizzie Betts, all of Union City; and his loving and caring nurse, Kristye Prince of Elbridge. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donnie Betts.
 

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