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Thursday, August 1, 2013

State Trooper, Eric Andrew Lentz, SSG, MHP, Batesville Post - In Memory Of:

On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, we would like to express our deepest of sympathy to the family of Bro Eric Lentz and the brethren of Ebenezer Masonic Lodge No. 76 in Senatobia, Ms.

This brother was the finest example of what the words, husband, father, friend, and brother, represent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, Master Mason, elected Senior Warden, lodge Facebook Admin at Ebenezer No. 76, veteran of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and SSG with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

This brother will surly be missed, may God bring comfort to his family.

Eric Lentz, State Trooper, MHP (courtesy of Mississippi Highway Patrol - Batesville Post)

HONOR MISSION - Patriot Guard Riders of Mississippi

Mississippi Highway Patrol Staff Sgt and US Air Force Veteran


Thursday and Friday
1 and 2 August 2013

Mississippi Highway Patrol Staff Sgt, US Air Force Veteran and PGR Member Eric Lentz, 47 passed away Tuesday 30 July 2013, his family has requested the PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS participate in his services.

Eric served 12 years as a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent, was a Staff Sgt for the Mississippi Highway Patrol and a US Air Force Veteran.

STAGING FOR VISITATION: Thursday 1 July 2013 at 4:30 PM at PATE JONES FUNERAL HOME; 4174 US Hwy 51; Senatobia, MS 38668, the PGR will provide a silent US Flag line for visitation from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

STAGING FOR FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday 2 July 2013 at 11:30 AM at the Northwest Mississippi Community College Coliseum; 4975 Hwy 51 North;Senatobia, MS 38668, the PGR will provide a silent US Flag line for additional visitation from 12 noon until the beginning of the funeral service at 2:00 PM.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: The PGR will provide a silent US Flag line for graveside services at Senatobia Memorial Cemetery in Senatobia.

Please join us as we STAND FOR ONE WHO STOOD FOR US.

Staff Sgt. Eric Andrew Lentz, 47, of Senatobia, MS, passed away July 30, 2013. He served 12 years as a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent and was currently a Staff Sgt. for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He was a veteran of the Air Force and a Freemason. He is survived by his wife, Angie Campbell Lentz; daughter, Christie-Lee Lentz and son, Anthony Lentz all of Senatobia, MS;sisters, Melissa Owens of Kimberling City, MO, and Alana Heuchert of Gerogia; brothers, Alphonse Lentz of Bohemia, NY, and Mark Lentz of East Liverpool, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonse and Loretta Lentz.
Funeral arrangements have been set for Mississippi State Trooper Eric Lentz, who died July 30 in a traffic accident in Senatobia, Miss.

Visitation for Sgt. Lentz will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at C.O. Pate Funeral Home, 4174 Highway 51 in Senatobia.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Northwest Community College Coliseum, 4975 Highway 51 North in Senatobia. Internment will follow at Senatobia Memorial Cemetery.

Trooper Lentz, who was off-duty, was riding his motorcycle near Main Street and Highway 4 in Senatobia Tuesday evening when a motorist pulled out in front of him near Highway 4 and Highway 51, Senatobia Police said.

The state trooper served with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Off-duty MHP trooper killed in Senatobia http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/22969999/off-duty-mhp-trooper-killed-in-Senatobia

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  1. Eric was more then these patches I see. I knew him since he was 5 years old. We lived next to each other and knew each other more than what is seen here. He is was so intelligent it was odd. I don't think he ever understood how smart he was. My best friend could figure out complicated math problems and lift more weight than any one I knew. He had a heart that was huge but the courage of a lion. He never backed down from a battle but always helped out the vulnerable. This my friends was a true man. As young as I can remember Eric Lentz never did anybody wrong for what they had coming, and trust me I was with him the whole time. I loved my friend dearly and he will never be replaced. A gaping whole to this day is in my heart for where he should be. A day never goes by that I do not think of him of him and the day we had together, we did some wild things that could never be disclosed but man they were fun and reckless. This shot is for you my best friend you know we will hook up when I get there. Peace out I will not forget. Tears from the ground but not from heaven. KS.

  2. This is worse than any nightmare any one can imagine.Some one will be accountable. Alphonse Lentz


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