Nathan W. Rentz

Born: Sun., Sep. 18, 1938
Died: Mon., Mar. 19, 2012

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Nathan W. Rentz, age 73, of the Del Webb Community in Greensboro, GA, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton, GA. Mr. Rentz was born in Surrency, GA on September 18, 1938 to the late George Henry Rentz and Addie Louise Reddish Rentz. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School and took a number of business courses. For a while he was an electrician with IBEW Electrical Union. He served his country for twelve years in the National Guard. In 1960 he married the former Pauline Williams. Most of his working career was spent with General Motors in their Lakewood Plant, the Oklahoma City Plant and their plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. He retired August 1, 2001 after 30 years of service. In August of 2008 they moved from Summerfield, FL to their home on Lake Oconee. He had many hobbies enjoying fishing, making belt buckles and travelling. He had travelled to every state in the United States and most recently had enjoyed a mission trip to Joplin, MO. Nathan was an active and faithful member of Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee. As a Mason, he was a member of Glenwood Hills Lodge #703 F&AM, A & A Scottish Rite Mason in Atlanta and Royal Arch Mason Sardis Chapter #77 R.A.M.

In addition to his wife Pauline of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Sandy Spier and husband David of Cleveland, GA and Vicky DeLong and husband Kenneth of Grants Pass, OR; two sisters, Lavonia Lang of Loganville, GA and Martheta Lightsey of Bristol, GA; a brother Robert Jack Rentz and wife Beverly of Walnut Grove, GA; four grandchildren, Laurel Spier, Brittany Spier, Tony DeLong and Tori Delong; a number of nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Olene Mann, Royce Rentz, George Rentz and W. C. Rentz.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee, 5800 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Lee Ross officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. The guest register can be signed at

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Ed & Linda Sanders
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
Pauline and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA friends.

Dan and Jane Kirby
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
Pauline and family, We hope you know you are in our prayers. Your strength, comfort, peace, and healing will continue to be lifted up to God. Hope you can rejoice is knowing Nathan is with God.

Mike & Kathy Rogers
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
We became remarkably close to Nathan and Pauline during our trip on the east coast this fall. We looked forward to making a journey with them along Route 66, a trip Nathan had long wished to make. When we make that trip ourselves it will be with fond thoughts of Nathan. Nathan and Pauline were so kind to us and we will always have smiles thinking about Nathan's sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we embrace you with our love during this most difficult time, Pauline.

Randy Williams
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
I was a wee little lad when my Sister married Nathan. He was one of the first examples of what a man was and should be that I looked up to in my life. It was clear he loved my sister and his family with all his hart; he was a fine example of a family man. There is a big difference in ages between me and my sibling; my sister had already established a home with Nathan by the time I was old enough to remember much. If I could sum up what I thought of Nathan as a little boy in today’s terms I would say he was a “pretty cool dude”; I wanted to be like him. When the girls came along you should have seen Nathan…a more proud father there never was. Sadly time and distance did not let us see each other much in recent years; I wish it could have stayed like it was when I was a boy. All the family parties, seeing each other often while living in the same town; maybe that will be heaven…being young forever. I can see Nathan now, young and full of life running into the arms of his family as he walks through those gates…I can just hear him saying to my Dad; “Hey Pop; I’m home!” I know your hart is breaking Sis; I just want you to know how much I love you….always have, always will!

   Posted Fri March 23, 2012

Marion Meehan
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Families of Mr. Rentz. I did have the pleasure of meeting him and his Pauline once when visiting thier daughter in Las Vegas. Prayers for the family will continue so that they may find some solice in his passing. May God always Bless the Family of Nathan Rentz.

Mike & Cathy DuBois
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
Vicky, Kenneth, Tori and Toni - We are praying for your strength during this time of loss. Uncle Mike & Aunt Cathy

Frank Arbour
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
In Memory of Nathan Rentz God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain. He knew you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road getting rough and the hills hard to climb; So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you the day God called you home. Though the smiles are gone forever and your hands I cannot touch, We will always have sweet memories of the one we loved so much.

Alvin, Vivian, & Jeff Dowdy
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
You have our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed getting to know the two of you when you moved to Greene County. The first time we met it seemed as though we had always known one another. We are keeping you in our prayers.

Michele Leilani
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
Uncle Nathan and Aunt Pauline had a way of remaining dignified and walked this world with the armor and shield of God that you always hear about.Uncle Nathan did not try to preach to you, he just lived a quiet and refined example of what a good christian Dad should be...he will be missed.

Cathy A Rentz
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
Aunt Pauline, Sandy and Vicky, My heart and prayers go out to you. I know how hard it is to loose someone you love so dearly. I know there will always be that void and ache within the depths of your heart. However I know as well that our Lord will give you strength and that peace that passes all understanding. I know you take comfort in that uncle Nathan is with God and is no longer in pain, that he is with Grandmama, daddy, uncle George, uncle WC, aunt Olene, and so many that have gone on. I started thinking the other night what a reunion they must have had at the time of uncle Nathan's home going! That made me smile for a moment. As well I know you take comfort in knowing that one day you will see him again. Until that time God will give you strength, wipe your tears, and comfort you. May God bless and love you all, Cathy Rentz

Wanda Babb
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
I'm Wanda Babb. Nathan Rentz was my journeyman at Lakewood G.M. Nathan was a Gentleman, a good teacher.My friend. He was always respectful to me.He talk of his Love for his family. I pray the family will recieve peace. Nathan will be missed. I my book he was a great man. Love, and God Bless you all.Wanda Babb

Brandon Williams
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
I still remember that day when Uncle Nathan presented to an eager boy the belt buckle he had made for me. I was very young but I treasured it with all my heart because I knew he had taken the time to make something special just for me. I don't have a lot today from my younger years; most of it has been sold, traded, given away or lost. But I still have that belt buckle and I always think of him whenever I see it. In that way, he will always be with me.