Mr. Howard Rentz, a fixture at funerals and visitations at Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home for over 45 years, died Nov. 21 at Candler Hospital in Savannah. He was 78 years old.
Mr. Rentz selflessly worked behind the scenes at Wainwright-Parlor in service of his community and to maintain the ministry of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home. He spent many long, tireless hours working, so grieving families could view their loved ones and find closure. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home will forever be grateful for his dedicated service and loyal friendship.
Additionally, he owned and operated Rentz Taxidermy over 40 years and took pride in the beautiful work he did. Hunters from all over Georgia and surrounding states brought their deer heads, fish, bobcats, bears, hogs, or any other trophies they may have for him to work his magic. He loved gardening and was well known for his large lemons and tasty tomatoes, finding great joy in giving them away to family, friends, and strangers. Howard’s kind soul and generous heart touched so many lives.
Survivors include his wife Zylphia Hesters Rentz of Hazlehurst; daughter and son-in-law Brandi and Dustin Raker of Hazlehurst; sons and daughters-in-law Keith and Robbie Rentz, Tim and Karen Rentz and Brian Rentz all of Hazlehurst; grandchildren Lexie Clark, Shellie McBride, Josh Rentz, Mathew Rentz, Ashley Rentz, Draven Marquez, and twins, Avi and Nora Rentz; great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Graveside services were held Nov. 24 in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating.
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