NORTH FORT MYERS – On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Lloyd (Stretch) Lentz, peacefully passed away at home with Nicki, his loving wife of 56 years, by his side. He was 80 years old. He was born in Dalton, GA, on October 11, 1941, to the late Marvin Edward Lentz and Alliene (Hair) Lentz.
After graduating from Ft. Myers High School in 1960, Lloyd proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed locally in the Propane Gas Industry for over 30 years and had volunteered for many years with the Girl Scouts. Lloyd was also a retired member of the Sanibel Police Auxiliary.
Lloyd leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife, Nicki Virginia (Demos) Lentz; children: Tammy Lentz-Fowler and husband Tom of Orlando, FL, and Tom Lentz of Ft. Myers, FL; 6 grandchildren: Brandon, Jordan, Jessica, Julianna, Kasey, and Tommy; and 2 great grandchildren.
There will be no services per Lloyd’s wishes.
Stretch was always a second father to me. Always enjoyed our conversations like they were straight out of Popular Science magazine. He was on another intellectual level than most of us but he always knew how to explain things or discuss things that interest him in a way that made us feel comfortable and able to understand. For this he taught many interesting things. And how can I forget the time Tom. Tommy, and I were talking trash to opposing basketball fans in HS and when those fans came over to us, the gentle giant Stretch calmly stood up, and basically said not on my watch to them haha. He always cared for and protected the ones he loved. This picture is from the second time Mom and Dad came to see me while I was in LA. I was beyond happy to be just a small part of all the wonderful road trips they took. Lloyd, I will always cherish these memories I have of you and I’m sure gonna miss you big guy! Until we all meet again, rest easy in that recliner, drop those reading glasses low on the nose, and soak in all that information from your magazines and watch over us from above. Love you Dad!
Rest in peace