CASHIERS, N.C. - Walter McRay “Mac” Lentz, Sr., 68, formerly of Jefferson, entered into rest Friday, December 13, 2013.
He was born in Albemarle, N.C., the son of the late Herbert J. and Mamie Hancock Lentz. He was a member of the Jefferson Lions Club, the First Methodist Church of Jefferson, and was a retired Wildlife Biologist with the University of Georgia. Mr. Lentz received his Bachelors Degree from Appalachian State and a Masters Degree from the University of Georgia. Mr. Lentz was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Lentz; and beloved aunts, Clara V. Lentz and Albertine Lentz.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Charlotte Lentz, Cashiers, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Lentz Sims and Chad, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Walter McRay Lentz, Jr. and Haley, Tifton; grandchildren, Walter McRay Lentz III, Madison Claire Lentz, Katherine Brynn Sims, and Walter Jackson Sims; and brother, Sam Lentz, Winston-Salem, N.C.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia, 180 East Green St., Athens, GA 30602-2152.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.