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Bentley B. Bayliss

Date of Death: July 6, 2016
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Winchester, VA 22601
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Bentley Basil Bayliss, 62, of Frederick County, Virginia died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. Bentley was born in 1954 in Winchester, Virginia, the son of the late Ellis E. and Mary L. Bayliss. He was a graduate of James Wood High School. Bentley was a Supervisor at PacTiv in Winchester. Bentley loved theContinue Reading

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Velda suling left a message on July 16, 2016:
Bentley you will be missed. Bentley was a good person always thinking of others. God has another angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bayliss family
Jeffrey Young left a message on July 15, 2016:
I have lost a true friend and heaven has gained a wonderful soul with Bentley's passing. We first became friends as co-workers at pre Pactive Amoco Foam Products. This is where I discovered Bentley was a man of integrity and strong character. Always willing to lend a hand with a smile. Although we eventually drifted many miles apart. When I was in the area, I always made an effort to stop and porch set with Bentley and help him with any projects. We called each other on a regular basis to discuss the state of the world and how to fix it. We enjoyed each other's antique treasure hunting stories and our quest for the grail. Bentley was one of the very few people I could carry on an intelligent conversation with for more than 5 minutes. We shared many of the same beliefs, interests, and morals. We shared each other's grief when our 2 oldest sons passed within a month of each other. Bentley's biggest enjoyment was the treasured time he spent with his family. He loved his family dearly and was so proud of his grandsons. I look forward to seeing you again one day Bentley, if the good Lord wills it. I was very fortunate in having a true friend as you.
Vickie Oates Conneway left a message on July 12, 2016:
Bentley was a nice man and always had a smile to give to everyone. He will be missed by so many. I worked with Bentley when Pactiv was Amoco Foam many years ago. Prayers go to his family. Rest in peace my friend.
Vickie Oates Conneway left a message on July 12, 2016:
Bentley was a nice man. I worked with him years ago when Pactiv was Amoco Foam. He will be sadly miss by all. Prayers will be with his family. Rest in peace my friend.
Dave Bragg left a message on July 12, 2016:
Bentley I will miss your random phone call visits! We will meet again Bro!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Drew Tillotson left a message on July 12, 2016:
Reading the memories from my fellow past childhood neighbors on Martinsburg Pike is both warming and bittersweet. Bentley was like a big brother to me and to my late brother Jon. Shotsie was older by the time I was running around the neighborhood, and but all the Bayliss kids are in my memories. Mary, their Mom used to stand with me and Laura waiting for the school bus every day at the foot of the driveway at Ssilyab. Bentley I remember, like Debbie did (!) as TALL. I would get recruited into playing Army and was always the runt of the litter in those games! I remember piles of snow drifts and flopping around in them on no-school because of snow-days, with Debbie and Bentley, Jon, Henry, sometimes Tom and Shotsie. One winter in particular we had a ton of snow, drifts up to the eaves of our house, and we played and played in the snow, making forts, sledding down Yogi Gardner's hill into our front yard, throwing snowballs for hours and hours until we were all wet and frozen, only to go out next morning to do the same. I send my condolences to Laura, and the Bayliss family and extended family. Bentley was always kind to me, even though I was intimated by his height! Blessings and RIP, Bentley.
Mike Barnett left a message on July 11, 2016:
Words cannot express my sorrow, so many good memories both past and present, the best friend anyone could wish to have, may God give peace and rest to your soul brother, will see you up there someday.
Tom Brumback left a message on July 10, 2016:
Know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you Joanie and Laura and the rest of the Bayliss clan. Though I have been living in Iowa for 30 years and haven't seen Bentley for nearly 12 years I feel that a real part of me has left. Bentley was one of my best childhood friends. We did so much together growing up on Martinsburg Pike. I think we used to spend about 80% of our waking hours together, terrorizing the neighborhood and just having good ole fun. I'll never forget all the great times we had at the farm, hiking, building forts, treasure hunting and just doing all the things young boys do. Though I haven't seen him in quite awhile, those days seem like yesterday. I remember them well and Bentley will always have a special place in my heart and memory. God bless.
Diane Partlow left a message on July 9, 2016:
To Bentley's Family & Friends.. Sending prayers & many thoughts to each of you. I knew Bentley from High School & hadn't seen him in quite awhile. He was always so nice & easy to talk to... I am so sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless
Henry Hawkins left a message on July 9, 2016:
Bentley was a part of me!! We have logged many miles together and we have been there and back several times. Bentley and I could sit for hours together, never say a word and have the best time!!! I am not sure how to move forward without this cherished Brother with me. To the rest of the family, all which are part of me, I will pray for you each day and ask God to get you thru this most difficult time. I Love You All and I miss You Brother Bayliss!!!!!!!!!
Diana Brumback McRoberts left a message on July 9, 2016:
Laura, Joanie and extended family - please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Growing up on Martinsburg Pike, we couldn't have had better neighbors. Such fun times at Ssilyab! Bentley will be missed and remembered.
Travis Custer left a message on July 8, 2016:
My heart and prayers goes out to the Bayliss family which they are family to me. He will be missed and he is with his son Brian looking over all of you. Rest in peace my friend ???
Donella Barberio left a message on July 8, 2016:
I was blessed to know him well the last 15 years of his life. He was a trusted & loyal friend. I was privileged to witness the relationship between the two "Grumpy Old Men"... the comedy that helped him through so many losses. He will be greatly missed & always remembered. May the faith he found be a comfort to his family & friends, knowing that he is reunited with his loved ones that went before him. "Treasured in my heart to stay, until we meet again someday!"
Craig F. Aikin left a message on July 8, 2016:
Go in peace with God, Bentley. I went to James Wood and Lord Fairfax with Bentley and attended a lot of parties with him and at his farmhouse in Gainesboro. What great times we had. The memories are flooding back and they are all good ones. To his family, I am truly sorry for your loss. To his friends, remember the good old days with fondness. I will miss you Bentley--- Craig F. Aikin
Marmie left a message on July 8, 2016:
Bentley, you are such a good man and loyal friend. You will be forever in my heart. May you rest in peace and love in God's hands.
Deborah Brumback Schneider left a message on July 8, 2016:
I have not seen Bentley in years. It's sad but we grow up, move away and just don't stay in touch. I must have a thousand memories and they are flooding back like it was yesterday. Even though I have a brother, Shotsie and Bentley were my real brothers. I think almost every waking hour was spent at Ssilyab. Those were days that kids really went out and played. Hours were not spent on computers, videos games and TV. Oh gosh, we played football, basketball, baseball, army, secret spies, had pretend cities, farms, rode bicycles everywhere, walked a zillion miles on the railroad tracks, made hundreds of tents, lean tos and forts, had battlefields, parachutes, firecrackers, and were always making something. The drive in was our favorite place, whether watching movies, collecting beer cans or stuffing potatoes in peoples mufflers and laughing like crazy. Bentley would always send Jon and I to Shockey's for cokes and Lanse cheese crackers. His favorite though was french fries from the tastee freeze. I know he had some almost every day. He would always give us dime so we could buy stuff too. I can't forget all the weekends at the farm. That was a whole other venture. As I look back I would not trade those days for anything in the whole world. Bentley was one of my best friends ever. Sometimes if it was late at night he would walk me half way home when I was real little. He was smart and funny and caring, and TALL! The last time I saw him was at my father's funeral about 10 years ago and I don't think he had changed a bit. Still funny and still tall. I am so sorry.
Steve & Lisa Rudolph left a message on July 7, 2016:
One of my dearest friends we first met in 1972 and have been best of friends ever since. I'm gonna miss you Bud.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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