Robert “Bobby” Lentz, Jr.


Robert “Bobby” Lentz, Jr., age 67, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Odessa, Texas. He was born Feb. 28, 1953 in Fort Stockton, Texas to Robert "Ace" and Dorothy "Dot" (Hallford) Lentz. Bobby married Linda (Drake) on Feb. 14, 2014 in Odessa and they shared more than six years together.

Bobby was known for his “ornery” sense of humor and often introduced himself with the alias of “Lavender Jones”. He was often playing pranks and jokes on those around him. A personal favorite of his was taking off baby’s shoes, whether it was his grandkids, nieces, or nephews. Bobby was a kind and patient man who loved getting the opportunity to run into an old friend for a good catch-up session.

He loved all kinds of music, being outdoors, and trying to lure unsuspecting fish to bite his fishhook. He was also a man of strong faith and a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Kermit. Bobby was a hard worker with a strong work ethic who, after serving four years with the United States Air Force, spent many years working in the oilfields of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. 

Bobby is survived by his wife: Linda Lentz of Kermit, TX; son: Jacob Lentz and wife Ryan of Fort Stockton; daughters: Liberty Neal and husband Bill of Spring, Texas, and Victoria Ginavan and husband Todd of Cypress, Texas; brothers:  Bryan Lentz and wife Jody of Sherman, Texas, and Larry Lentz and wife Lisa of Austin, Texas; sister: Linda Mazoch and husband Michael of Sulpher Springs, Texas; grandchildren:  Kaylei, Anthony, Weston, Lainey, Luke, and Emilia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ace and Dot Lentz. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Beth Harrington officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Jacob Lentz, Bill Neal, Todd Ginavan, Anthony Perna, Weston Neal, Luke Ginavan, Bryan Lentz, Larry Lentz, and Currie Hallford. A private burial will be held in Fort Stockton.