Ellis Gentry, 88, Berry, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home after an extended illness.
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He was born in Lee County, Ky., on Feb. 10, 1924, a son of the late Oscar and Viola Morgan Gentry. He was a member of the Church of God, a retired employee of L.E. Burgen Blacktop Co., and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Evans Gentry on Aug. 12, 2006; a son, Leonard Gentry; a daughter, Diane Gentry; a grandson, Billy Edward Gentry; four brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include: six sons, Charles and Darrell Gentry, both of Beattyville, Ky., Dale, Mark, Mike and Glen Gentry, all of Berry; three daughters, Darlene Moore and Maggie Gentry, both of Berry, and Teresa Beach of Paris, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a special dog Poo-Poo.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., with Keith Mitchell officiating. Interment with full military honors by the Hardin-Browning Post #109 took place in the Morgan Cemetery, Pendleton County.
Memorials are suggested to Boyd United Methodist Church, Hospice of the Bluegrass or the charity of choice.
Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on October 4, 2012