Our People > George Bentley
George Bentley is a life-long resident of Columbiana. He
graduated from both Shelby County High School and Auburn University.
George has been in the Insurance business for almost 40 years
having started working for Rux Carter Insurance Agency in 1970 after
graduating from Auburn. He purchased Rux Carter Insurance Agency in
1977. He is the acting Principal/President of the agency with
responsibilities including agency management as well as production.
George has been very active with the Alabama Independent
Insurance Association. He served as president of the association in
1995 and elected State-National Director in 2001. In 1999 he
received the Alabama Independent Insurance Agent of the Year award.
George has been very active in the community. He is the Chairman
of the Columbiana Industrial Development Board. He also served as
President of the Shelby County High School Athletic Booster Club,
Board of Directors for the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, and the
Board of Trustees for Shelby County High School.
George is an active member of the Columbiana United Methodist
Church and has served as Church Treasurer, Chairman of the
Administrative Council, Board of Trustees, Children’s Sunday School
Teacher and various other committees.
George has been married to the former Sharon Benson for over 20
years. He has 6 children: Sherri, Rux, Amy, Tommy, Casey, and
Rachel. George is a proud “Papa” to 5 beautiful granddaughters and
is excited to FINALLY have his first grandson on the way in August