Funeral services for Thomas Lentz, 82, of Tulsa, were held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Phil Johnson officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Austin Lentz, Tomas Barrientos, Aaron Ward, Mike Osborn, Steve Livingston, and Vic Whitmore. Honorary casket bearers were Leroy Lentz, Rudy Lentz, Donnie Carter, and Winston Herzfeld.
Thomas was born September 13, 1932 in Whitefield, OK to Frank Freeman Lentz and Bessie Beatrice (Barbee) Clark. He passed away February 4, 2015 in Tulsa, OK.
Thomas was a carpenter. He was a U. S. Army veteran and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. Thomas loved camping, fishing, and ball room dancing. His nickname was Tom Cat and he was a ladies man. Thomas did a lot of woodwork for the family and made lots of ducks for Donna. He went to the Corner Café two times a day every day for forty years. When they would see him pull up, they would make a fresh pot of coffee, and get out his special cup. Thomas never wasted any time, when he had something to do, he did it right then. If anyone needed something done on their house, he was there. His favorite sayings were “Patsy and her damn motorcycle.”, “Oh you don’t know nothing.”, “Where’s my money?”, “What did you get me for your birthday?”, “Where’s my motor home?”, and “Why don’t you got no money?” Thomas lived a very good and full life.
He is survived by his children, Donna Springer, Leroy Lentz and Patsy Lentz; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Lentz; mother, Bessie Clark; step-father, Jay Clark; and seven brothers and sisters.