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Originally published: 2013-11-11 16:05:43
Last modified: 2013-11-12 08:16:52

Homer Carter Lentz

Mr. Homer Carter Lentz, 88, of Blowing Rock, quietly passed away 4:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Blowing Rock Extended Care Facility.

Carter was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Watauga County to Eugene and Ruth Lentz.

In addition to his parents, Eugene and Ruth Edmisten Lentz, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Broyhill, and two brothers, Lewis and Guy Lentz.

He is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Lentz Williams and husband, John, of Roanoke, Va.; one son, Michael Thomas Lentz and wife, Lisa, of Ronda; two grandsons, Colon Hunter Williams and wife, Stephanie, of Suffolk, Va., and Joshua Thomas Lentz of Wilmington; three sisters, Recie Craig, Mary Lentz, and Nancy Trexler and husband, Earl, all of Blowing Rock; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Carter received numerous accolades throughout his life reflecting his high moral character, honesty and his sincere concern for the well being of his students and fellow man. He was always a pleasant and happy man and nothing provided him greater joy than to mentor a young person into becoming successful in life.

A military and masonic graveside service for Homer Carter Lentz will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Woodlawn Cemetery. American Legion Post # 130 and Snow Lodge #363 AF & AM will officiate.

The family respectfully requests no food, and in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Snow Lodge #363 AF & AM, P.O. Box 2672, Boone, NC 28607 ,or to Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 393, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

Celebrating a life well-lived, Carter was a gentleman, teacher, coach, mason and soldier.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Lentz family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website