Nathan W. Rentz

September 18, 1938 ~ March 19, 2012 (age 73)

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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